The Virtual Reality Entrepreneur

Coding my way to VR

I’m a content creator. So, I guess that makes me a creative. But truth be told, being a creative isn’t always the most respected of avenues. I say that because it generally gets paid the lowest and is understood the least. While I can’t say I’ve been destitute, or fit the description of a starving artist, I do want more than what being your run of the mill content creator entails. Then…

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Thought Leader

Respect a job applicant’s privacy!

I keep harping back to the fact that I first moved to the UK in 2008. Well, it was monumental. I’ve gained a reputation for being brutally honest. Even though I’ve toned down over the years. I’ve come into situations where the slightest I’ve said to a colleague via email has resulted in a ‘we need to have a talk’ consequence. This could very well be because it’s the UK. But don’t…

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The importance of Mentorship/coaching

Over the past month or so I’ve been eager to grow. It makes sense, right. I’ve worked at some amazing brands. I’ve gained some truly great experiences, but I’ve wanted more than what was being offered to me. I was tired feeling subordinated, or just wanted to be in a position where I could call the shots without feeling as though I was stepping on other people’s toes. The only way to…

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Project

The Project

It starts today. May sound a bit corny, but it is. Part of entrepreneurship – especially within the technology space – is the willingness to execute even if it fails. I’ve parked a lot of my skills for what seemed like other priorities. Working for a big brand is a safety net. I’ve done it for practically all of my life. But even though I have all this experience, it always felt…

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From Employee to The Boss

Pumping the breaks This week was interesting. Everything changed very quickly. Monday I was working at one of the biggest companies in the world. Doing something that was ground-breaking, essentially. Then, on Tuesday, I made one false move that turned out to be a fatal decision based on how I felt. Then just like that, it was over. I had to pack it in, and move out quietly. When I was on…

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Coding 101

The Coder

Today has been an awesome day. On Monday something happened. On Tuesday I said something that I didn’t realise would change my life. Yesterday, I dealt with the consequences of my choice. Today was the day to decompress. I spent the entire day learning. I spent the entire day at Internet university. I learned things I didn’t have time to before, and honestly, it felt really good. I took on a bunch…

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Work in Tech

Work in Tech: Theory of the Day #1

Originally published on Quora. Question: How do I become a ‘very good programmer?’ Firstly, I’ll tell you what you shouldn’t do to become a good programmer. No matter what anybody tells you, if you spend too much time doing any of the following things it might improve your skills a little, but you will never be a good programmer: You won’t become a good programmer by just reading books. You won’t become…

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The Virtual Reality Entrepreneur

The Virtual Reality Entrepreneur

Virtual reality has really been helping me put things into perspective. It’s not that VR is vast; it’s actually very niche. But since coming upon the industry (which officially hasn’t really been that long), I’ve been longing for some type of change. I have been a content creator for years. I started off wanting to be a writer, which essentially is one of the most impoverished careers you could ever pursue. Then…

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