Lara Morgan’s new book – More Balls Than Most.

Lara Morgan’s new book – More Balls Than Most.

Those of you that were at our birthday party in January would have heard a 20-minute no-nonsense tour-de-force from Lara Morgan on starting a business. She has just published her first book – More Balls Than Most – and is celebrating with a ‘book...

Notes on a must read book

One of my favourite books by Jeff Jarvis will completely change the way you approach any idea. I really don’t do it justice so go and read it. Here are some points I took from it, please send me yours. 1.    You need to make mistakes well. Actually make things...

Ed Stafford’s Two-and-a-half-Year Escape to the Amazon

Ed Stafford is many things; boring isn’t one of them.  First of all, the man walked the length of the entire Amazon River in 860 days, despite the fact that several experts told him it was impossible. Second of all, Ed knows how to tell a story.  At this...

16 things we believe – Esc’s Team Manifesto

1.    We believe in having a mission, we will be successful if everyone in the team is genuinely excited about the problem we are solving. 2.    We believe in building a purple cow (a business that is remarkable). Not just our mission but in terms of how we operate....

Ten Things I Learned at “Re-Boot and Start-Up”

This week, I got to check out a start-up talk in London called ‘And then the world presents…Re-Boot and Start-Up’.  The speakers included: Elizabeth Varley, the co-founder of Tech Hub (Mike Butcher is the other co-founder), the Silicon Roundabout...