Talented Teams, And Crazy Ideas.
September 9, 2015
The Lord Mayor of Brisbane, Graham Quirk, invited us and many others who are in the startup space to City Hall to Launch ‘Startup Spring’. Cat Matson, Brisbane’s Chief Digital Officer asked me to share a startup perspective on the events surrounding Startup Spring. Read more.
How I Became An Angel Investor
April 21, 2015
My journey with Haystack started at Brian’s PwC leaving party in 2013, where I ran into Ran (no pun intended) while waiting for Brian’s big entrance. Ran explained me that he’d also left PwC, bought an ice cream shop and was developing an app to replace business cards. I must admit, I had no idea... Read more.
Why Did I Invest In A Free App?
April 7, 2015
I’m not a charity, money don’t come easy (as the song says) and apparently the kids have to be fed, so why did I invest in a free app? It’s a good question. The answer, of course, is not simple. Well, actually it is quite simple, but I’ve been told that I have a thousand... Read more.
Haystack Goes Global!
March 18, 2015
I spent a lot of time wondering how to launch Haystack on the international stage. Technically, we just have to tick a checkbox, and it will be available on Google Play and the App Store in any country we choose. Getting people in that country to actually use it, however is a different matter altogether.... Read more.
The Apple Smart Watch Is Here
March 9, 2015
Our timing could have been better. With two weeks to go until our big Haystack launch in the USA, Canada, and the UK, we started to hear rumours that Apple had chosen the same day to launch their new smart watch. Some people have called it the not so smart watch because to work properly,... Read more.
Solving Society’s Little Problems
February 24, 2015
Where I live, there are three big supermarkets all within walking distance. The bread is good, inexpensive and there is a good variety to choose from but all three supermarkets don’t open until 8am. There is also a recent arrival in the neighbourhood, a new independent baker’s shop that opens at 5am. The bread is... Read more.
Haystack’s Christmas Hangover
February 17, 2015
Our straightforward plan for global domination was to launch Haystack in Australia then move onto the USA and UK before rolling out our wonder App in all 26 languages that dominate world trade. Pretty Easy Really. And boy did we enjoy the first 24 hours of going live and the rest of that first week... Read more.
The Most Frustrating Communication Habit We Can All Avoid In 2015
January 22, 2015
It’s a frustration we can all relate to… Painstakingly spelling out your email letter-by-letter over the phone – racking your brain to remember your Alpha-Bravo-Charlies – only to have the caller ring you back because the email bounced. Read more.
Making The Most Of ‘Silly Season’ Networking
December 3, 2014
It’s fondly referred to as the ‘Silly Season’, but for those in business, Christmas – and the inundation of party invitations that go with it – can present a great opportunity for forming meaningful career and business-advancing connections. Read more.
Should You Still Carry Your Business Card Around?
November 18, 2014
Business cards seem to be the talk of the town at the moment. In the last week alone I’ve read two articles published by prominent business websites talking up the importance of having a business card. Read more.
Haystack Goes Live Tomorrow!
October 19, 2014
Tomorrow is our official launch day on the Australian App Stores for iPhones and Android devices, and it’s been a whirl of activity this past week. On Thursday Haystack was one of five finalists at the QUT Bluebox Innovation Challenge where we won the People’s Choice award and $10,000 but lost out to Tanda for... Read more.