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Startups Seem Like "Joining A Cult"?

Is joining a startup almost like joining a cult? I was talking to an software engineer on my Sunday bike ride. He works in Shoreditch and he codes 9-5 for a corporate. He's happy; he gets to ride his bike, earn good money and do great tech. I asked if…

Hiring Interns In The UK - The Basics

Almost every startup I know has hired interns at one point or another. How much do you need to pay them? Do you need to pay them? What kind of contract is needed? I'll cover the basics that I know from a UK perspective. I'm not an employment lawyer, so…

Toolkit For Getting A New Blog Running On Ghost

I've been blogging since 2007 (here's the very first post) using the Blogger platform. Last week I looked at my blog and thought it could be so much better. Cleaner. I looked for a new Blogger theme but couldn't find anything I liked. So, I looked around and found Ghost.…

One Simple Question to Ask Yourself After Interviewing a Candidate

When you come out of a room from a meeting with a colleague, do you feel a) energised? b) sapped of energy? c) just the same? Guess what? Organisations that can scale excellence have a large number of energisers in the team. This is borne out by a study conducted…

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