Lessons & Advice

2 Jun, 2019

What I have learnt from my dog

2019-06-02T18:33:19+01:00June 2nd, 2019|Lessons & Advice, Puppy adventures|

Having a dog has been good for me. Better than I could have imagined. Lumi is a great companion: amusing, patient, loving, easy-going. She has made me laugh more in the last 6 months than anything else has. She has grounded me: she has made me want to travel less, restricted my options which has

30 Apr, 2019

The beliefs that have held me back

2019-04-30T21:39:29+01:00April 30th, 2019|Lessons & Advice|

I’ve had a lot of time to think lately. Being on the road for weeks at a time, driving long distances with no one but my beloved but possibly autistic puppy, and with a mission to observe, understand and ultimately correct my own bad habits, has given me the space to see some of the

30 Jan, 2007

Designing a logo

2019-02-24T18:34:35+01:00January 30th, 2007|Birth of a Startup, Lessons & Advice, Ruminations|

Now, I admit, I made this a bigger deal than perhaps it warranted. On the other hand, why start a company if you don't aspire to be the best: if you aspire to mediocrity, you will likely achieve poorly, its by aspiring to greatness that you at least achieve mediocrity. It all began with the

29 Jan, 2007

Negotiating contracts – part 2

2019-02-24T18:35:46+01:00January 29th, 2007|Birth of a Startup, Lessons & Advice|

Once the price and scope of works was finalised between myself and my supplier, it was time to finalise and sign the contract. This process generally involves lawyers and long documents and much to-ing and fro-ing, but we are a small company, and my supplier is as well. There were no lawyers involved on my