Why I Am Launching My Next Startup Qwerky

I sold my first startup Uberpong last year. It was quite a ride and it gave me an excellent foundation for my future entrepreneurial pursuits.  (more…)

The Power of Tribes (And The Only Two Things We Need To Start One)

When marketing maestro Seth Godin wrote his book Tribes — We Need You To Lead Us, it brought an idea more commonly seen in Africa and Asia to the US. When we hear the word “tribe” images of Aboriginals in Australia, the Karen women with elongated necks in Thailand or the Huli...

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What Is Eudaimonia And Why Will It Save The Human Race? 

The word “eudaimonia” came to fruition when Greek philosophers like Aristotle, Socrates and Plato discussed the idea from the 4th Century B.C. Without giving you a long, boring history lesson, the premise is simple: the term “eudaimonia” is a Greek word meaning “happiness”. The literal meaning is “having a good...

How To Nail A TV Interview In A Single Take

I recently appeared on The American Dream Show. Although I had done a TV news segment in Austin, TX for my 1st startup and lots of podcasts and phone interviews, I didn't have a ton of TV experience. It was my 2nd TV appearance and I knew I had about...

Coliving In Europe — What I Learned From My Travels

Article originally published on Qwerky Coliving On October 30th, I set off on the Qwerky European Coliving Tour 2017. Having read hundreds of articles and researched the European coliving space extensively, I felt I had the knowledge. But nothing can replace seeing the coliving spaces with your own eyes so I decided I...

The Secret To Being Happy

For years humans of been scratching their heads trying to work out the answer to a very simple question: "what makes us happy?" It almost seems to have overtaken "what is the meaning of life?" as the most posed question in society. Netflix documentaries, books, seminars and blog posts highlight...

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How To Crush A Live Radio Interview

I was recently asked to appear on the BisTalk show on ESPN radio. Although I have never had any formal media training, I have had a lot of experience that ranges from being on the local news, cover features in magazines, podcasts and national television. This was different. It was...

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Slicing The Pie – How To Decide What Equity To Give To Co-Founders

When I lived in London and tried to get my 1st startup going in 2010, I quickly shook hands with my co-Founder and agreed a 50/50 split of equity. Within weeks, egos collided and I realized that I had made one of the most common mistakes in business. In trying...