Author Archives: Calvin Benton

20 June 2017 - 2:56 pm The honesty revolution

The world of business is changing. We hear all the time that customers expect more from businesses; from replying to customer complaints over twitter all the way through to businesses operating with complete financial transparency. Continue reading “The honesty revolution” »

21 November 2016 - 5:36 pm Avoiding burnout

Burnout is heavily talked about in the startup world, and you can see why. Wikipedia  defines burnout as “exhaustion, lack of enthusiasm and motivation, feelings of ineffectiveness, frustration, and as a result reduced efficacy within the workplace.”. Doesn’t sound too good… Startups live or die by how fast they can move and disrupt an industry with barely any woman/man-power. Couple that with the fact that almost any successful startup requires huge amounts of labour intensive work in order to get to a popular working product – you really don’t want to burn out.

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18 April 2015 - 11:46 am Starting a startup as a student: My experience

The Beginning

After many rounds of assessments and interviews I managed to get a placement year at IBM. Starting a full time job after being a student was quite a culture shock. I had to move away from friends and family to go and work in a town that was almost as far away from home as I could get. I had to wake up at 8 o’clock every morning, get home at 6 and not go out during the week (mostly…). I wanted to fit all this all in whilst also embarking on my own startup journey. Continue reading “Starting a startup as a student: My experience” »