My friend Roozi Araghi died last week. For various reasons, I won’t be able to make it back to Sydney for his memorial service tomorrow, but at the least I thought I’d share a little about him.
Around the World in several books
This last year has been pretty crazy, in all honesty. It started with a conversation on the water in Berowra, just north of Sydney. A close friend and I sat on the balcony, chatting about the general dissatisfaction I had with my life. 2014 had been (literally) one car crash after another, and I really… Continue reading Around the World in several books
Product Lessons from music gigs
I was at Oh Land’s gig in Munich last night, and there were a few things I was reminded of from the warmup act.
Apple News: Initial Questions
A few years ago, I worked for a boutique publisher. The publisher offered a number of subscription-only journals, and the decision was made to create an iPad Newsstand version of the journal. I spent a good chunk of my time helping generate as interactive, measurable and enjoyable a magazine app as possible, and we were very proud… Continue reading Apple News: Initial Questions
Startups can also benefit communities
FRIEDA is the baking startup my dear friend Thomas and his partner, David Wong, have started in Philadelphia. I had the pleasure of having lunch with the two of them the other week in New York. I only mention this because they’ve been featured in Hidden City Philadelphia last week. Worth a read about how they’re using… Continue reading Startups can also benefit communities
Róisín Murphy at Berlin Festival
I’ve spent the last week or so travelling around London and Berlin. Here’s a short video of Róisín Murphy performing a personal favourite, Dear Miami, at the Berlin Arena centre last night. Apologies for the awful camerawork – I was quite far back.
The Next Challenge
I’ve set a new challenge for myself. For the last year and a bit, I’ve been working at a software startup in stealth mode. The thing is, it’s a good product with a promising future, but for all the attempts of the management team (including myself), it’s not ready for market yet. After a difficult time working through very conflicting… Continue reading The Next Challenge