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Guest Post: Building a Business from a Backpack

Have you ever considered starting your own business, or giving up your day job and going traveling for a while? There is no reason you can’t do both and it can be much easier to get started than you think. This article covers how to mix business and pleasure as much as possible to have an Read More »


May 28, 2012 | by Phil Sturgeon

Guest Post: The Art of forming the Start-Up team

Its easy coming up with ideas. It’s harder trying to develop that idea through to launch. The team at Storm asked me to put down some thoughts on start-up teams since they thought the way we have formed the founding team at Bardowl was a good example. I’ll let you be the judge of that. Read More »


May 4, 2012 | by Chris Book

The importance of mentors in starting a business

I was recently asked to give a talk to a group of small business owners and entrepreneurs on the subject of mentoring. As anyone who has been asked to give a talk will know – the preparation is usually started with a quick session on Google. So here were my results….


April 30, 2012 | by Phil O'Brien

An introduction to simpler concurrency abstractions

No matter what programming language you use to create “the next big thing™”, when it comes to running your code, there will – eventually – be a thread) that has to execute and compute the result of your program. You may be wondering why you should even care about this threading lark?


April 27, 2012 | by Tim Perrett