Managing Technology’s Challenges


Privacy and the Eroded Right to be Left Alone In 1890, Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis (later a U.S. Supreme Court Judge) wrote a Harvard Law Review article on the ‘right to be left alone’. This foundation stone for privacy law seems more pertinent than ever. In recent years, Google has faced a number of […]

Smart Contract Challenges


Smart contract technology will transform our lives. Couple it with the other truly stunning advances in technology and we are all in for a frighteningly wild ride in the coming decades. Yes, you may have detected a note of fear. While I am a technology geek, I still have sincere concerns about how we will […]

The Blockchain Cometh


How Quickly Things Change In roughly six months, Bitcoin ‘veterans’ have seen our infant industry transition from alleged lunacy to hyper-hype. Undoubtedly, there is a certain ‘I told you so’ satisfaction about the immense potential of blockchain technology finally being recognised. After all, gloating is a well-established human foible. I don’t want to spoil the […]

Are Your Business Ideas Burning Your Brain


Great business ideas are a wonderful thing. There is tremendous energy in finding yourself passionately believing in an idea. It is one of the great creative moments of life. A lot of satisfaction and fulfilment can be squeezed out of the creative challenge of dreaming up a new business. The big question though is: What […]

Why Protect Intellectual Property?

France Chateau de Beynac Exit by Vincent van der Pas

 The long term benefits from protecting your intellectual property rights are undeniable. However, until you get a good grasp on how you can protect a business name and your other intellectual property protection, it can all seem too hard. While protecting your intellectual property is not easy and there is cost involved, valuable long term benefits will […]

How to Protect Intellectual Property

Bound to Make the Connection by jaxxon

Unfortunately few people understand why due diligence is important. They don’t realise due diligence can be a clever way of increasing the value of a business. If you properly prepare for due diligence you can literally make money from your efforts. A satisfactory due diligence finding may enable you to get a higher price from a purchaser […]

Due Diligence Checklist

The Gate by Musa Zero

This due diligence checklist provides a summary of the issues that a due diligence team will consider when conducting a due diligence audit of your business. It is only an overview to the core areas addressed in the corporate due diligence process. Due diligence is an important process that can result in money being saved […]

How to Pass the Blink Test?

Eye! by _Star_Dust

Will your website or product pass the crucial Blink test or will it suffer the cold fate of being ignored and bypassed despite its deeper merits? First impressions really do count and failing to grab attention or to spark interest in those first few seconds can be fatal to a company’s success. In his best-seller, Blink, […]

Angry Birds’ Success Myth

Angels in Fury by Jsome1

Overnight success is a myth and the years of struggle that it took for Angry Birds developers, Rovio, to become an ‘overnight’ success is encouraging. Anyone who is involved in start-ups probably has their favourite overnight success story. We all know they are as mythical as King Arthur’s Camelot, but why spoil a good story. […]

Employment Contract


Finding the right team for your startup can play a crucial role in the success of your venture. A written employment contract is the best way of protecting the interests of both your and your employees and will establish the terms of the engagement. Although their significance is sometimes overlooked, employment contracts are an important […]