Delegation isn't something that comes easy for me. But as such things go, running a team of 23 talented individuals means that you either sink or delegate (swim). So delegation has been an evolving skill for me in recent years; one that I believe I've gotten considerably better at through
WooThemes has become a Mothership. A team of almost 20, more than 150 000 users and revenues / profits that most business owners would approve of. This is fantastic of course until the engine breaks, because I'm not necessarily able to fix the engine and neither are my co-founders. See -
I absolutely love this attitude, especially because I too enjoy working with people that are smarter than I am.
Scaling any company's staff / team is probably one of the hardest things that any business owner needs to do. I think this has become even more difficult & complicated recently, since it is really difficult to find quality, technical skills that are still affordable. As an example... At Woo, we
I'm limited. My skills are finite. Regardless of how many new things I learn, my skills set is not limitless. This obviously means that there is only a limited number of things in my life that I will be truly good at. Some skills I may be able to enhance
I'm writing this post whilst on a train to London (back from Newcastle, where the WooThemes team attended DIBI) to catch a flight back home after a week-long UK-trip with the whole WooTeam. This was the first ever time that we had the whole team together in one room (10
It is not often that I read something online and find myself agreeing to every single opinion / statement. The quote above is just a small piece of an awesome statement by Joel Spolsky on how ownership & equity should be split amongst co-founders in a startup. I started Premium News
We've just hired our 10th member of the WooTeam: Ryan Ray who will be our new Community Manager. For me, this has been a natural progression of having a community that now exceeds 45k registered users and also reinforces our belief that community and user interaction is of the utmost
I absolute love the new Smiley campaign that 37Signals has implemented to track (and publicize) their customer satisfaction. Absolutely genuis! In a recent article, they also share some insight into the data that they aren't publishing and the analysis makes for some interesting reading. As a 37Signals customer and someone
I've never been a big believer in following what the competition is doing or trying to be first to market and Mike's comment just sums my thoughts up perfectly. :) Read Mike's whole article though; definitely some great insight in what they've done to create a very successful company at Harvest.