Archive for the “Barefoot CEO” category

On the variance between effort and reward when people are involved

by oneafrikan on November 10, 2014

I set aside 30 mins of writing time on Sunday after doing some Borough hunting in London. After looking through my list of writing ideas list I’m not really in the mood to write about anything other than how f&%king (…)

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Notes on Wartime vs Peacetime

by oneafrikan on October 26, 2014

I’m reading Ben Horowitz’s book, for the second time. The first time was before The Forge. For a long while I’ve been wrestling with this notion of the Wartime / Peacetime CEO. Looking back over the last 2.5 years, there (…)

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Creating Systems & Processes that provide the framework for rapid growth. Talk from Scaling Startups London.

by oneafrikan on March 27, 2014

Did a talk today on my experiences scaling a startup, at the London Fast Growth Forum. Here it is:

Some validation

by oneafrikan on March 4, 2014

Tl;rd: Work hard at your company culture, and keep working at it. Don’t give up, and don’t compromise on your values. Now, the last 12 weeks have been incredibly trying. I’ve reached moments of exultation, madness and mania, worked through (…)

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Checks & Balances in a new and growing team

by oneafrikan on February 6, 2014

So, we’ve grown from 16 odd to around 45 in the space of 12 to 18 months. In that time we’ve grown with all sorts of people from all sorts of backgrounds. Key lesson as been that e-commerce requires lots (…)

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You get 5 types of people

by oneafrikan on September 17, 2013

I was listening to a talk recently where the speaker talked about the 5 types of people. I’ve understood this intuitively, but for the first time I’d heard it explained in a bite sized, easy to understand way. Basically, the (…)

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How to build a career

by oneafrikan on August 30, 2013

I’ve given myself 20 mins to write this, so here goes… Last week I had another person ask me how they could earn more money. My answer was that you generally have to earn it. A week or two before (…)

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