More than 20,000 Australians have made the move to Silicon Valley in the hopes of taking their internet startups global. However, the hunt for expert advice and capital is often met with many challenges unseen back home, especially for those dealing with remote teams operating on opposite sides of the world.
I recently launched a new project called Online Learning Weekly. The idea behind the Online Learning Weekly stemmed from conversations that I had with several learning and technology experts in San Francisco. We had all experienced the same frustrations when trying to keep up to date with industry news, best practices, and other general cool things that people are working on.
In theory this shouldn’t be too hard, should it?
Every time Facebook or Instagram make a change to their platform, we see outrage across our timelines and people talking about how this change is going to ruin their business.
I was 28 years old when I stopped drinking alcohol, and it was one of the best decisions i’ve ever made!
I’ve never had a problem with alcohol. I never HAD to have a drink or was an out of control drinker, but I did spend a lot of my free time at bars with my friends knocking back a few cold ones.
I recently posted an article about how I made the switch from being a Civil Engineer in Australia to being the Marketing Manager for fast growing online learning startup GO1. In the days and weeks to follow, I received a stack of messages from people who had a similar experience with their career change, as well as hearing from a lot of people who are feeling stuck in their current path and looking for advice on how to start taking steps towards being able to make a career switch.
We’ve all been there. You’re 16 years old sitting in a classroom and someone asks you what you’d like to do for the rest of your life. Of course you have no idea! You’re still just a kid, but it’s at this time that you have to make some pretty big decisions that could have a dramatic impact on your future.
You may not think it, but bands and startups have a lot in common. Try thinking of the most disorganized, underfunded and poorly run businesses that you have ever encountered, and that is pretty much every band that exists. How does this help learn about marketing you say?