Can Google’s 20% time really work for your startup?

May 13, 2017 in HumanOps, Startups

Originally written for VentureBeat. Google’s 20 percent time is one of the most famous, and arguably successful, management practices of all time. In their 2004 IPO letter, Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin revealed that the policy of allowing employees to take time out of their core jobs to be creative and experimental had […]

Interview: how to manage stress levels as a founder

March 13, 2017 in HumanOps, Startups

Originally published as an interview on uktech.news. At Tech City News, we’re always keen to shine a light on those who make up the UK’s thriving technology community. This week, we spoke with David Mytton, founder and CEO, Server Density, a SaaS-based product that helps users manage and monitor their infrastructure.  Mytton spoked to us about […]

The golden age of SaaS

September 6, 2016 in Cloud, Startups

There’s no longer any good reason to run your own software. Everything you need to run your business is available as a service. Even core software components like databases and queues are now available through IaaS like Amazon’s RDS and Google’s pub/sub. When you buy something as a service, it will be more regularly updated and more secure […]