Opinions

How the Coronavirus Is Going To Change the Food Sector Forever

The coronavirus pandemic will radically accelerate automated self-service in the food sector. At the time of writing this, I was sequestered at home with my wife and boys...

Governments Are Not Startups

Since Obama’s investiture in 2008 and his promotion of civic innovation and open data, civic tech startups a.k.a startups working on the citizens issues have gotten the attention of the public. Entrepreneurs and investors...

5 things that I learnt from spending 5 days with Richard Branson

Last year, I had the privileged opportunity of stepping into a stunning piece of Caribbean paradise and hanging out with our host, the inspirational Sir Richard Branson. Sir Richard has long been someone I have...

Lessons from Chinese Companies and Chinese Consumers

This is a story documenting the observations and learnings from the Fynd team’s week in Shanghai & Beijing in July 2018 The points written here are purely our opinions and observations based on our conversations...

Between Business and Activism with LEGO

So here’s the issue. Ai Weiwei made a bulk order of bricks to create an artwork. LEGO refuses the request on the basis that they, as a company, cannot approve the use of their...

A New Philosophy of Business

I’m about to ask you to take a mental leap. For the next 8 minutes, suspend your notions of what a business is, and I’ll propose a new lens for you to look through. There are...

Why Mark Cuban Was Wrong About my Business

Hungry Harvest is a Shark Tank-backed produce delivery service on a mission to fight food waste and end hunger. We source produce that would’ve otherwise gone to waste and deliver it in variety boxes...

5 Important Reasons Not to Raise Capital for Your Startup

I recently had dinner with co-founders of a startup who’d just raised quite a bit of money for their company, a deal which incidentally I’d passed on. The meal was fantastic: fresh salmon from...

Why Entrepreneurs Are Settling in Bali

Bali, with its tropical climate, laid-back lifestyle, beaches, jungles and cheap beer, has long been a holiday-maker’s paradise. The ‘Island of the Gods’, a province of Indonesia, is a popular playground and place of...

Myths & Facts about Entrepreneurship

Today, there is a pervasive and nearly deafening mantra insisting that you quit your job and become an entrepreneur. The collective says you should do it today because every day you wait brings you...