Clash of egos at pitching events

- February 3, 2014 3 MIN READ

You can always sense a clash of egos at startup pitching competitions – between contestants and judges. It’s no different to, say, the X Factor auditions – except that, at pitching competitions, there’s always at least one loud-mouthed heckler.


The science of ego: Why rejection helps my startup

- January 17, 2014 4 MIN READ

Whilst rejection does not feel good, and it is easy to take it personally, especially when you own the business and have spent months or years building a product or service – I believe that it is necessary in order to be sustainably successful in the startup space.


Get Over Your Ego!

- June 7, 2012 2 MIN READ

Are you in business to make money, to have fun, or to inflate your ego? If it’s the latter, then make an appointment to see a psychologist before your business fails, and most likely your ego with it. Sure. Once you have a good business I’m not denying that it IS something to be proud of, however if this is a big part of the reason that you starting a business in the first place, then you are getting into it for the wrong reasons.