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Learnings from the other side of an accelerator program

In the Spring of 2018, I was approached about collaborating on a new project being presented by New York City’s Department of Small Business Services and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. The project came about from the City looking to further their support to creative businesses. Media &…

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How to build your network in a new city, country or culture

12 ways to get going when you find yourself in some place new Moving around the world to live and work is becoming easier than ever.  There are numerous factors and trends enabling and fuelling this shift: low-cost airlines, remote work, broader education access, open borders (sometimes…), an increase in…

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Avicii: True Stories: A tale of tragedy, excess, indifference, and home truths

Originally released in 2017, the documentary film ‘Avicii: True Stories’, charting the career and personal life of Swedish DJ and music producer Tim Bergling aka Avicii, reappeared just before Christmas 2018 after a few months off screens following his death. For me its return to screens was timely. In the…

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My Podcast Gear: recording, editing, and publishing

I’ve learned a lot from creating a podcast series: from asking good questions and improving my spoken delivery; to sales, marketing, and audio engineering. As much as podcasts are a hot trend right now and plenty of people are jumping on podcasting in part because of that, I do genuinely…

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Trend Spotting: How to identify what’s coming next

A workshop session I designed and facilitated in Summer 2018 (annotated and abbreviated version, with some classroom exercises and notes included) Yes, it’s that time again – I’m back with another of my annotated slide deck adventures. This time we’re diving into Trends. I created this short session as part of…

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