“Businessman & Investor” – Buffett.

“I am a better investor because I am a businessman, and I am a better businessman because I am an investor” – Warren Buffett I don’t aspire to compare myself to the man. But his view does match my personal experience. As a founder, I’ve sometimes been criticized by VCs that I regard my time in […]

It’s a marathon, not a sprint.

One of my favorite bits of experience sharing with entrepreneurs is: “It’s a marathon, not a sprint”.And when I coach other founders, I keep telling them that it takes a long time to build a great business. Gareth Williams, the CEO of Skyscanner just reminded me of this in his interview, when he said that […]

Let’s all switch off voicemail.

In today’s newsletter, Ben Evans notes that CocaCola disabled voicemail in it’s HQ. This was published in a Bloomberg piece, with a nice quote: “People north of 40 are schizophrenic about voice mail,” said Michael Schrage, a research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management’s Center for Digital Business. “People under 35 […]