Some years ago, I was lucky enough to hear Eric Ries speak. Here's the most important piece of advice he shared with me that day.
I was sitting in a coffee shop, mid conversation with one of the small app companies and I allowed my mind to drift. What would the future look like?
Rethinking how you approach presentations can make a big difference to investment outcomes.
As a 13-year-old New Zealander, I wanted to become prime minister. Here's the lesson I learnt by meeting the PM.
Are you looking to work at a start-up? If so, here are six key tips to help you get the job.
Now, in the new year, I can admit it: 2013 was stressful and I’m glad it’s over. Here are the four key causes of business stress.
Are you looking to create a positive work environment for your staff on a limited budget? Here are five ways to create a great company culture without spending a fortune.
Are you looking to build an honest business? If so, truth be told, there’s one little secret you really need to remember.
A start-up's board helps in many ways, but it can hinder in others. Here are the secrets to finding the perfect directors for your business.
Outsourcing remains a controversial topic and it seems everyone holds a different opinion. Here are my experiences with sending tasks offshore – both good and bad.
Are you looking to launch a new venture? Here are five very good reasons why you should consider starting up – in New Zealand.
Hang around a few start-up events and it's likely you'll bump into someone – usually a 40 to 50-year-old male – who says they’re interested in becoming your 'corporate advisor'. There are some critical reasons why you should say no to them.
If you have a brilliant business idea, you’ll need to decide whether you want to go it alone or try to find a business partner who can fit your vision. Here are the four key benefits of each option.
Once your start-up builds critical mass, you can begin to grow by momentum. Getting to that point, however, is a whole different challenge.
There are more similarities between start-up entrepreneurs and extreme athletes than you may think. Here are four things extreme sportspeople can teach entrepreneurs.
In business, jealousy and competitiveness can be important motivators, but how can you maintain a peaceful state of mind while looking over your shoulder? Here are five personal observations and experiences.
Do you ever feel a little shy at business conferences or networking events? Here are five tips to help you come out of your shell and make contacts with confidence.
Recently, a young entrepreneur named Mark asked for some advice. The experience got me thinking about all the negative people who talk would-be entrepreneurs out of starting their own businesses.
Since launching in the US, Posse has increasingly been compared to major tech sites such as Foursquare. Here are four pieces of inspiration we’ve taken from the tech giants.
Do you celebrate when your team achieves a key milestone? If not, there are five very good reasons why you should.