How we convinced Joanna Lord of SEOmoz to be an advisor

No-one knows everything that is required to build a successful company. It’s impossible. That’s why successful founders build a team of experts and advisors around them in order to fill the inevitable knowledge gaps. In the early days, Mark Zuckerberg had Peter Thiel and Sean Parker. Larry and Sergey brought in Eric Schmidt. For years,...


An announcement from Attendly, including pricing and a release date

We know you have been patiently waiting for us to launch our new event registration product to the world, so it’s only fair that we give you an update on our progress. We are close my friend. Real close. When is Attendly launching? It is a fair question, but one that is quite hard to...


We have no idea what we are doing (and I’m okay with that)

Running a business is hard. Most days I feel like I flicked on the “insane chaos” switch without knowing it was there, and ever since it has been locked firmly in position. Why didn’t you people tell me how chaotic running a business is? The thing is, pretty much everyone feels that way. Even successfu...


The most amazing video on bullying you will ever see

When Shane Koyczan was a child, he was bullied. Lots of kids experience this as they move through the education system, and it can have a dramatic impact on their lives. In response to his own experience of being bullied as a child, Shane teamed up with a world class team of animators to produc...


You like baguettes? What about baguette-me-nots? Friday Funnies Episode 28

I am willing to admit that I don’t really get Tumblr.  When anyone tells me that I need to start my own, I get a little bit GrandPa Simpson. “In my day we didn’t need a Tumblr. Instead we would tie an onion to our belt, which was the style at the time. Now…to mak...




22 spectacular event and party lighting ideas you can steal from pinterest

The right lighting at your event is a critical part of setting the mood for your attendees. Get it spot on, and they’ll be talking about your events for years to come. So here we have 22 amazing lighting ideas from pinterest for your next event. Be inspired. Tea light candles for a relaxing and...


Announcing the World of Events project, and how you can be involved

Human beings have always been social creatures. It’s one of the reasons we’ve been able to do so many incredible things. By gathering together, the first humans were able to hunt, forage and form communities. From communities came cities, from cities sprung civilisations. Through interacting with each other we learn about the world and ourselves....


The joys of giving tech support to extended family – Friday Funnies Episode 24

Anyone who has even the slightest understanding of how a computer works has been in the situation of having to give tech support to an extended family member. It’s hard enough in person, it’s even worse over the phone. When I answer the phone and it’s my Mum, I’m like: When she explains that s...