Personal Posts

Not just fight or flight.

Three Skinheads are running at me, and all I can think to say is, “Here Dan, hold my kebab for a sec.”

How I rediscovered my ambition.

I should have seen it coming.

Constraints - 6 months later

It’s scary to look back at how rough things were 6 months ago - complications from mononucleosis left me with 4 productive hours per day - and a new perspect...

When Constraints Embrace You

April 2015 Update: With persistence, the doctors seemed to have narrowed down on the problem and after 6 months, While still not 100%, I’m well on my way to ...

Village Accelerator - the story so far

Ten months ago, I shared an idea – what if, as the Internet arrives in developing economies around the world, we could empower local people to be tech founde...

The unique advantages of living in Sofia

Originally posted at entrepreneur.bg, and based on my talk at Eleven’s Demo Day.

Why my cofounder is my biggest rival

The classic business and tech duo, or more modern trio of tech, design and growth hacker, are how we think of well-structured founding teams. But my recent e...

Forcing myself to take Pomodoro breaks

I’m awful at taking breaks once I get in the zone, but I’ve noticed that this is counter-productive by the end of the day.  What’s “in the zone” earlier in t...

Self-improvement vs self-confidence

"Releasing your potential is a very dangerous idea. You should stay away from your potential. You'll mess it up."  - Dylan Moran Self-improvement is a dirty ...

A good reason to shave your head.

On Friday, I shaved my head in support of kids with cancer. Was a bit scary, but loads of fun! My hair is being donated to a charity that makes wigs for...

How embracing constraints helped me break my 80 hour week.

Now that my business is putting a lot of time pressure on me, it’s harder to be dependable to my friends. Reading Rework helped me when I was working 70-80 h...