What impact investors can learn from journalists

Image by C.A.D.Schjelderup from Wikimedia Commons. Some rights reserved. It’s struck me for a while that there are similarities between really good investors and great investigative journalists. The most obvious similarity is that they both ask good questions but I think there’s more to it than that. As a journalist you have to uncover a […]

Tech for Good LPs

A different kind of LP… It makes me really angry to see bad behaviour in the tech industry. Over the past year, there’s been seemingly unending stream of sexism, sexual harassment, bullying, and alleged fraud. Each time a new story comes out I want to scream — tech has so much potential but it will go to waste […]

The Invention of Air — rainy days and optimism

About this time last year I went on a little day-trip to Birmingham with my friend Steven Johnson. It was grey and miserable and we had to go and buy umbrellas from Boots to keep dry. It was a fantastic day though. We were on the trail of Joseph Priestly tracking down the places he […]

Opening up an idea — PartyStarter.org

I put this idea into the 4iP call for ideas but they turned it down (maybe because I’m supposed to be running one of their portfolio investments 😉 ) so I thought I’d just put it out there to see if anybody was interested in taking it on or helping out… PartyStarter.org Starting a political party […]

“Representative democracy was based on the idea that people are thick”

I went along to see Us Now on Wednesday and I like it a lot — and not just because it’s got me in it! The funny thing about being on camera is that you sometimes come out with things you didn’t know you were going to say. In Us Now I surprised myself when I said, […]