Why Black Lives Matter should matter to you (whoever you are)

The last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride from the ongoing corona virus crisis to the sickening death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The intense protests that followed have spread around the world and brought forth raw emotions. Emotions not only on the streets but also in board rooms, associations, monuments, and many … Continue reading Why Black Lives Matter should matter to you (whoever you are)

Brainbugs: side projects that get out of control!

Sometime in late 2013, I had this weird idea that it would be fun to try to turn the game of Go (an ancient and amazing 2-player game) into a multiplayer game. It was really just a distraction from the stress of day-to-day company life, but somehow it kept coming back. Now, through the amazingly … Continue reading Brainbugs: side projects that get out of control!

A Few Tips for Surviving Coronavirus Lockdown

"Quarantine", "Social Distancing", "Sheltering in Place" and states of emergency are rapidly becoming part of daily experience. I'm currently in Spain is one of the countries which is a little "ahead of the curve" in terms of virus spread and emergency measures restricting movement. The state of emergency in Spain started last weekend and restricts … Continue reading A Few Tips for Surviving Coronavirus Lockdown

From Inbox Zero to Task Box Zero

If you've tried it, you probably know that Inbox Zero is a game-changer. Although it can be difficult to stick to and achieve regularly, it is hard to overstate how much peace of mind you get from regularly clearing your email inbox and having noted down the key to-do items. Of course, your inbox fills … Continue reading From Inbox Zero to Task Box Zero

The Instant Gratification Monkey and Non-Linearity

Starting the year off with fun topic... If you've never heard of the Instant Gratification Monkey and the other characters from Tim Urban's now-classic 2016 Ted talk, you're in for a treat. Even if you have it's always good to have a refresh and I have a couple of thoughts that might help put it … Continue reading The Instant Gratification Monkey and Non-Linearity

Happy New Year!

May 2020 be Healthy, Happy and Fantastic all around for you! Looking back at 2019 it's been a pretty transformational year for me: lots of small things from health to focus to the positive, and some negatives as well. Despite the challenges, I'm truly grateful for some of the great things that have happened and … Continue reading Happy New Year!

Do. Or don’t do. There is no try. Or is there?

As much as you can love quotes from fictional Jedi masters Yoda's famous quote is beloved in the startup world and something I've always taken to heart: "Do. Or don't Do. There is no Try" Master Yoda the The Empire Strikes Back. It speaks to the idea of being decisive and relentless: if you start … Continue reading Do. Or don’t do. There is no try. Or is there?