Just start!

Over the years I’ve attended various “… for beginners” Q&A’s for writing, film making, script writing, blogging, and other creative endeavors. I remember a fan asking Harlan Ellison what computer software he writes with and thinking “If you met Shakespeare would you want to know how he trimmed his quill?”. Sure that’s a but sarcastic, […]

Moving on from Oldfields

I’ve moved on from my role as Divisional Manager – Treco Garden Sheds at Oldfields Holdings Limited. At the end of my two year contract and am very happy with the results we achieved. The Directors’ Operations Review in the Preliminary Final Report to the Australian Stock Exchange for the year ended 30 June 2008 […]

Track your time, discover your goals

I’ve decided to implement Peter Drucker’s advice to track where I spend my time. If you look at what you spend your time on you’ll see what your real goals are. If it turns out you are spending your time on the wrong things, it is time to change your behaviour. At work I mix my time […]

Entrepreneurs Should be Reading Anthill

If you are an entrepreneur of any age and any stage you should be reading Australian Anthill magazine. For 24 issues now,  this bi-monthly magazine has covered entrepreneurs, angels, VC’s  and the startup scene in Australia. They’ve grown readership and circulation and are entrepreneurs themselves. Business is a crazy rollercoaster ride and there is a […]

“Crazy John” Ilhan Dead at 42

Crazy John’s founder John Ilhan dead at 42. The Aussie mobile phone entrepreneur was estimated by BRW to be worth $310 million. I’m stunned at the moment, the news reports say he died of an apparent heart attack while walking this morning. Looking at his recent philanthropic efforts I think he died too soon. It […]

MBA Update Month 1

I’ve just finished my fourth week of my first subject, Accounting & Financial Management. I did Accounting 101 in my undergrad degree so I have an advantage that I have heard of this stuff (when Moses wore short pants). AGSM lectures are pretty fast, you’re expected to have done the work before the lecture. Jack […]

How to value a business startup

I met Richard Hayes at the Sydney OpenCoffee Meetup and he’s written an excellent article that he’s allowed me to reproduce below. All people working in the Startup / Early Stage consistently asked the same question, “How do you value business?” The correct answer is there is no correct answer Without trying to be facetious […]

OpenMoko everything iPhone should have been

I’m awaiting my iPhone courtesy of working for a multinational. One of my coworkers travelling in the USA will hopefully pick it up. However since lusting for one, Apple has rained on the parade by turning iPhones into iBricks with their latest firmware upgrade. The consensus seems to be Apple didn’t need to be so […]