At the end of the summer I made my first pilgrimage to Burning Man. It had sat resolutely on my bucket list for a few years and finally it was happening. The Burn has always appealed for a number of reasons. I love the values that emanate and encapsulate what it stands for – radical … Continue reading Burned Man
A few months ago I was compelled to write an ‘open letter’ (http://bit.ly/1dkuwcA). I suggested I’d organise a ‘sleepathon’ in San Francisco in aid of the homeless. The response has been amazing – if we can get just a few more people to sign up, it looks this event will happen in September! If you’re … Continue reading San Francisco Sleepathon… is coming!
A few months ago I wrote this 'open letter'. The response was amazing and I'd like to see if I can make this event happen in September in San Francisco - so I wanted to repost this here and then I'll follow on with more details shortly. If you're interested in joining (or if you're not … Continue reading Sleepathon
"This week's really busy". "Sorry I'm slammed at the moment". "We're manic"."It's crazy". I get about 100 emails every week with something that let's me know that me that the sender is really very busy. We've created a culture where it's necessary, cool even, to exclaim how busy we are. The amount we have to do … Continue reading I’m Busy, You’re Unimportant
[Sorry, a little behind posting this...] It’s New Year’s Day and I have a splitting headache. It’s a year to the day that I split up with my girlfriend. That wasn’t a good day. I had a headache then too. Despite the similarities, a lot has changed this last year. Indulge me for a moment, … Continue reading Not Me
Over the last month I’ve been living in a van in Silicon Valley, more on that here and here. I’ll post some adventures soon on Simpletom... but today I want to explore working like it’s the weekend. I get my best work done at the weekends. Not that I want to be working at the … Continue reading Work Like it’s the Weekend
Hmmm... I am currently here, but I’m about to move back to San Francisco whilst wanting to settle here, where I'm trying to to buy a house. Well done Simpletom... you're managing, quite dedicatedly, to ignore all of your own advice. Over the next few months I will immerse myself and my business in 500 Startups, … Continue reading It’s OK