Startup Campuses Come to Europe

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Mega startup campuses, the latest trend in co-working, are spreading their wings in Europe. They are different from the traditional co-working space not just in size, but also in scope and ambition.

As the founding head of Campus London, Google’s first physical hub for startups and now home to over 80,000 registered members, I thought it would be interesting to share the latest developments in this space from my perspective. Continue Reading

Holiday Hacks for Founders

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I blew it. Everything was going so well. I started a 30 day blogging challenge, and was religiously disciplined about posting every day. I even posted after a 2-hour visit to the hospital when my daughter accidentally scratched my cornea (it only hurt when I blinked, if you know what I mean). 

But then I went on holiday and things really started slipping. I would start a post and not finish. The pool and jetlag got me so tired that I’d pass out on my phone or while reading a book. And, it was so hard to find a block of time to focus on writing a post. This made me think it’s something many of us struggle with. How can one enjoy a holiday when we have so many commitments (to work, family, ourselves)? 

In this post I outline 10 holiday hacks for founders from friends and my own experience. Continue Reading

10 things I wished I knew when I first became an entrepreneur

“This defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship?—?the entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity.” – Peter F. Drucker I embarked on a 30 day blogging challenge to restore my passion for writing (more about it here)Please… Continue Reading

The Rise of Intelligent Assistants

Day 9 of my 30 day blogging challenges. This year, 35.6 million Americans will use a voice-activated assistant at least once a month, doubling last year’s figure, forecasts eMarketer.  Competition is heating up, and the potential these devices have extends far beyond the home into the car and workspace. Continue Reading