A couple of weeks ago I was wondering out loud whether I might just be a
wonder [http://adii.me/2011/03/one-hit-wonder/]. The fact that I did not share
at that time, was that I had already made the decision to close down Radiiate
A couple of weeks ago I joined AngelList hoping to get into the angel investment
scene and diversify my own business interests (as well as meeting new people and
having stimulating / challenging business conversations about their work). I've
had a couple of introductions to startups which I thought had some
I love the description of a startup above and agree wholeheartedly with Eston’s
views on why titles actually do not matter.
This is a similar approach to what we have at WooThemes, where we’ve never been
overly fussed about titles and specific job descriptions. And the only reason
I’ve made a decision to stick to what I know best, as well as sticking to those
people I know best.
This may sound a little random, but it’s pretty unique in relation to how I see
us growing The Rockstar Foundation [http://therockstarfoundation.com] & turning
Towards the end of 2009, I founded a charity to fund the education of
exceptionally talented, but disadvantaged, girls in South Africa and in the
months since then, we’ve done a lot of work in getting our structures in place
to ensure that our first 2 girls are flourishing
Based on this question
about going back & changing decisions we made at WooThemes; is there anything
that you would want to change with your startup / business if you had the
opportunity to do it over again? Any regrets?
I know this is something that many VC’s & startup founders have spoken about,
but Campaign Monitor’s story again highlights that if you’re building something
to solve a problem that you have, you are most likely also solving a problem
that others may have.
WooThemes - for example
Here are my slides from my talk - Lessons Learnt from WooThemes
[http://www.slideshare.net/adii/lessons-learnt-from-woothemes] - at NetProphet
[http://www.netprophet.org.za/] yesterday. If you’re not intrigued enough to
view the slides yet, have a look at these compliments that I got via Twitter