Posts byRebekah Campbell

Discovering I Can Lead By Myself

I screwed up. Two weeks ago, we were negotiating with a pair of my mentors and advisors. Until this point, they had been helping me for free, and I’d asked them whether they would join the business on a more formal basis. It’s impossible to …

Letting Someone Go With Dignity

Obviously, it’s no fun to get fired. But it’s also no fun to be the one doing the firing.

I have heard it said that the stress of terminating someone’s employment can reduce your lifespan. I certainly know that I’ve awakened in a sweat …

WHERE ARE THE WOMEN?

For the past month or so, I’ve been on a roadshow presenting Posse to prospective investors in the finance industry. I’ve raised funding from Angel groups before, but this was my first experience of the next class of venture capitalist.…

The end of stress

Now, in the New Year, I can admit it: 2013 sucked and I’m glad it’s over.   For the first eight months, I ran around the US trying to launch a startup on no budget, build a product, raise capital, and run the team back in Sydney — all simultaneously.…

The Truth in Lying

One of the worst things you can do business and in life, and we do it all the time.

I caught up with one of our investors in Auckland a few weeks ago – Peter, a wise chap who’s had a lot of success.  Our conversation drifted from a company…

Fear & Failure

 

‘Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.’  Robert F. Kennedy

Last weekend I did the scariest thing I’ve done in my life.  I spoke at TED.  And I spoke about capitalism rather than saving the world (that doesn’t…