Startup Cadence. Academic Cadence.

March 11, 2020 in Productivity, Startups

Startups are an extreme form of business not suited to most people. Academia is the same in its opposites. This is probably why most people go and work elsewhere! I’m glad to be able to experience both.

Tokyo Cycling Rain

Good investor / Bad investor

January 14, 2020 in Startups

Having been on the CEO / founder side and now actively investing, I have been thinking about what makes a good early stage startup angel investor.

Tokyo Imperial Palace

Staying connected to the front line

December 22, 2019 in Product Engineering, Startups

When was the last time you spoke to your manager’s manager or your company CEO? You can only effectively manage 7-10 people so this post explores how you can stay in touch (with customers and employees) as your organisation grows.

Matsuyama, Japan