I laughed to myself this morning as I pulled on my kit to go for a run. The last time I wore these spandex was when I was still running at UBC. This followed on to the realization of how long ago that really was. Then I noticed the shirt I had pulled on told another story. The all black with a silver fern swag took me back to the years I… Read More

I was recently chatting with a colleague about how the impending New Year and its associated resolutions is both a great opportunity as well as a bit of a joke. Most resolutions set are unrealistic or hard to measure and therefore aren’t achieved. At Mish we’re pretty big about SMART goals so I’ve decided to add some public accountability to specific personal goals of reading more meaningfully as well as writing more… Read More

The road to Hardware success by Software-first companies is littered with the corpses of dead tech. After such an epic failure by Google Glass, Snap’s been under the microscope for launching Spectacles – but, surprisingly, they’re killing it. How has Snap, so far, succeeded where Google failed? It’s come down to exclusivity, making Specs all about fun, and being 100% consumer focused. Forced exclusivity and scarcity has built hype and extended coverage… Read More

A few months removed from the 2016 Olympic Games I’ve finally put words to a page on my time in Rio. Off the bat — and to keep things to the point if this is all you read — it’s hard to call 2016 anything short of successful. From a performance perspective, we saw incredible results and in the case of Canadian and New Zealand OCs, near record medal hauls. Great Britain… Read More

This article was originally published in Idealog Magazine and is co-authored by Nathan Rose of Value my Venture.  Funding projects or companies through a crowd has a longer history than you might think. The Statue of Liberty was partly funded by thousands of people throwing money into donation buckets, gold mining prospects in 19th century New Zealand were often financed by offers of stock, and vast networks of railroads during the industrial revolution… Read More

It’s no secret that for me, major sporting events (like World Cups and the Olympic Games) mean erratic sleeping patterns, constantly waking up/scaring those around me by yelling at the TV, and even more time spent trawling Twitter. At Team PledgeMe a few of us have been relegated to a #sportsball channel on Slack for intra-office communications on the subject matter. The Rugby World Cup is over. This makes me sad. The main reason… Read More

It usually pays to plan ahead (by usually I mean pretty much always). While travelling last year after the World Cup & Gringoing around Peru I didn’t plan at all… and it worked out great. Case and point was when John & I stumbled across $499 flights from Sao Paulo to Paris with a catch: we had to spend a week in Morocco. Given neither of us had been to Morocco/Africa before we were pretty into it. Then… Read More