We Are Hiring A Content Wrangler – Is That You?

We have been pumping out awesome sauce (you might know them as blog posts) for just over a year now, and it has reached the point where we need a bit more help. Our previous content wrangler has departed our shores and taken up a role with the fine folk at Buffer App. We ain’t...


A brilliant story of chasing your dreams when people say it’s impossible

Is there anything more heart-warming than a story of someone who chased an impossible dream and managed to catch it? This TED talk by filmmaker Martin Villeneuve is one of those stories. Martin wanted to make a futuristic scifi film set in Montréal, but he didn’t have the funding to get it done. This is...


How an awkward, lonely kid grew up to make the world feel beautiful

It doesn’t take much to start something great. Matthew Hoffman is proof of that. He started the You Are Beautiful project ten years ago with just 100 simple stickers. Each one was printed with the message “you are beautiful.” Matthew and his friends stuck them up around their locals areas. After that, he set u...


Cycling To Work – How Tech Entrepreneurs In 3 Different Countries Get On Their Bike

When people think about tech hubs, the first things that come to mind are the companies that have set up shop in the area, the regular events hosted there, and how the growing presence of the tech industry has affected the community’s landscape. But the daily activity that has the most impact on a person’s...


Focusing On What Really Matters in a Startup

Last week I came across an optical illusion that perfectly illustrates life at a startup. Focus as hard as you can on the + in the animation below for as long as you can and note what happens… Focus hard enough, and all the pink dots disappear. Let your attention waver slightly and those pink...



Nikola Tesla and the Power of Persistence

If you’re wondering whether persistence pays off, this story should prove just how much you can achieve if you don’t give up. After all, as Babe Ruth said: It’s hard to beat a person who never gives up. Nikola Tesla’s story covers more struggles, hurdles and frustration than many of us would put up with,...


Alexander the Great Knew the Importance of Focus

Not knowing much about history, I usually think of it as interesting but irrelevant to modern life. Thankfully, when I take the time to read stories about historical figures, I’m usually proved wrong. This story of Alexander the Great is a perfect example. At just 20 years old, Alexander was named king of Macedonia after...


How Stuff Gets Done in a Startup

One of the known facts of startup life is that there’s always more to do. A startup is a burgeoning business, usually run by just a small group of people, meaning there’s always more work and never enough people or time to get it done. So somehow we have to find techniques to get throug...