Andrew Munro invited me to list my five favourite books. A difficult task and I decided to cheat slightly by breaking the selection into five fiction and five non-fiction books.[Read more…] about My ten most-loved books for geek readers
I’m a self-confessed geek. My ex-wife is a creative – an actress. My daily life was once a kind of experiment in reconciling two very different ways of dealing with the world.
Why is this important? Well, my job involves the same challenge. Writing is 50 percent technique (geek stuff) and 50 percent inspiration (creative stuff) and, according to my accountant, 10 percent arithmetic.[Read more…] about Geeks vs Creatives: which personality type are you?
Get a cup of coffee and prepare for launch. Rome wasn’t built in a day but it should have been. The status quo is obsolete. Best practice is someone else’s idea of what you should do. Good enough isn’t. As an entrepreneur, it’s all about attitude.
Impatience – the fierce hunger for progress – is one of the defining characteristics of an entrepreneur. For them (for us), impatience is a virtue.[Read more…] about Impatience is a virtue and other essential attitudes for entrepreneurs
‘Two peoples divided by a common language.’
George Bernard Shaw said this about the British and the Americans, but the same can be said of anoraks and suits. Writing for a non-technical audience is a skill often lost on the geeks among us, but I’m happy to provide a cheat-sheet.[Read more…] about Geeks: how to write for a non-technical audience
There’s a fantastic article on the NewScientist.com website, Six steps to a stress-free career. I wondered how well I was doing.[Read more…] about Six steps to a stress-free career
I interviewed my boss in a fit of nosiness to find out what lessons he learned from his first company, Intelligent Games, and how he does things now at Turbine, Articulate and Vincarta. Or at least, how he tries to do them.[Read more…] about 24 things I wish I’d known when I started my first business – an interview with Matthew Stibbe