The number one reason tech startups fail – a lack of energy

startup-energy

I had a genius idea in the middle of the night, or at least I think I did. I decided I’d deal with it in the morning but when I woke up it was gone. You might be thinking that I’m about to say that procrastination is the number one reason that startups fail, but I’m not. Procrastination […]

To be Agile in the Enterprise space fix the 6th principle!

Agile post-it notes

Agile’s 6th principle states that: “The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” Some, no most, Agile teams have taken this to mean that: A) “face-to-face conversation is more efficient than written communication” therefore B) “documentation is an inefficient form of communication” therefore C) “we […]

Where there’s muck there’s money

Dirty Money

For years I thought the old adage where there’s muck there’s money meant that shovelling s**t could be a well-paid job. With my co-founder at Documize, Harvey Kandola, I’ve tried shoveling s**t for years. Believe me, it doesn’t pay. So what does? What is the association between muck and money that has kept this saying […]

The difference between good and bad business

Everyone knows not to do that thing called ‘bad business’. Entrepreneurs and organizations go to great lengths to avoid it. There are gross profit margin calculations, pricing spreadsheets, project reviews and all sorts of stuff out there to help you avoid the cataclysmic failure of bad business. Sadly I am here to tell you that all they […]