Thoughts from the edge

As I struggle to keep my head away from tinkering for more than 15 minutes, I’ve realised a few things so far:

– there is a fine balance to be struck between saying yes and saying no

– people are, in general, quite unforgiving of any mistakes, even if you’re starting out

– money is always an issue

– hiring is difficult

– you have to be able to give up control if you want to go forward, but give up too much and all hell breaks loose

– be sure to know what you’re good at and what you’re not

– I only end up doing things I “trained for” 10% of my time, means I have to learn the other 90% on the fly

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Founder of designswarm & the Good Night Lamp. Ex CEO of Tinker London, Head of Bulb Labs till May 2019.