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The future of work

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If we all took a moment to think about whether what we do, day in, day out, is as unique and valuable as we might like to think, we may shock ourselves at the resulting realisation. As technology races ahead of us, it’s not unthinkable that a large proportion ... More »

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Heads in the cloud

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Ten years ago people were understandably twitchy about using the cloud for anything, reluctant to even store family photos there, let alone sensitive or essential business data. Services like Microsoft’s SkyDrive (later to become OneDrive) and Google Drive hot... More »

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Why would you order airline food to the office?

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It’s no secret that airline food is terrible, even though we are often told it’s developed by top chefs. It’s also no secret that takeaways are generally bad for you; so what makes new startup ‘Epic’ think they’re any better, and if they are can they change pe... More »

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10 words the startup community hijacked or just made up

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The English language is constantly changing. As a writer, editor and English teacher I should know more than most. With the addition of new words and phrases, so the language develops, some words having a seismic shift and taking on new meanings and some just ... More »

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The startup team that began remotely

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My Grandfather was a mechanic. He was old school, he went to work, he got dirty and tired, he came home in the evening to a hearty meal cooked for him by my grandmother. This was his routine, and he went on like this, building his business and providing for hi... More »

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Is startup culture the new religion?

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In our Western society traditional religion is waning, churches are either near empty on Sundays or — as in the UK — they’re now swanky bars, nightclubs or restaurants. The number of people who consider themselves to be religious has seen a sharp decline in th... More »

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Panning for Data: The new ‘natural’ resource

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It’s no secret that data is valuable. At present there are ongoing discussions about the integrity of our data, the security of our data and the way in which companies we willingly give it to might be planning to use it. Even so, most of us still post photos o... More »