Category Archives: Culture

Culture … War

X : In a company, what really matters for culture is having the right purpose.Me: In a car, what really matters for efficiency is having the right direction.X : That doesn't make sense, it's orthogonal, almost independent of direction.Me : Car or company? — Simon Wardley (@swardley) January 7, 2020 We discuss culture a lot. […]

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Venture Capital and Control

A podcast with DHH and Dave Teare about the possible changes in taking investment. It’s possible to build a company by building and selling products and services. But there’s also a lot of pressure to talk about investment and specifically to talk about exits. This podcast is very informative. It’s about how would you keep […]

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Other views on Venture Capital

Hank Williams on “Why does everything suck” writes: “VCs generally don’t add that much value beyond cash. They will try to say otherwise. Unless they are famous for adding such value (check Google) they are probably lying. Aside from the fact that they are probably incapable of adding much value, even if they could, VCs […]

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Startups need….

I’ve been ruminating this blog post over the weekend and then an article on Techcrunch just spurred me to put the thoughts into electrons. I’ve been guilty of using the words “startups need” many times. There’s always something they need whether it is access to better talent, better markets, better funding alternatives. A startup is […]

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Why are games different?

Compared to ten years ago, we are in the start of a renaissance in games development. While some courses have fallen away, games support (from our local development agency, NI Screen, has never been better. If you want more information, come and ask….

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The Digital Skills Crisis

There’s no doubt that we have a crisis in Skills in the Digital and ICT sector. We’ve had conversations with big IT employers in Northern Ireland and they’ve stated categorically they would hire 100 people tomorrow if they could find them. The skills selection pressure in Northern Ireland is driving salaries up (good for short […]

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