About

Matthew Stibbe and Robot at Studio Ghibli museumMy name is Matthew Stibbe. I have been a geek all my life and a boss for the last 30 years. This blog is trying to make sense of it all. In public.

I believe that it is possible to build a business that is successful without being a bastard.

The media portrayal of ‘bosses’ gives the wrong impression. The bullying ego-maniac is not a good role-model. Empathy and respect are as important as decisiveness.

Geek culture offers a better alternative. Or at least one that works for me. It emphasises playfulness, experimentation, curiosity and meritocracy.

‘Me and this robot, that’s who!’