Blank Canvases

Towards the end of last year, Stairway was acquired (I wrote more about it here). It was the first time I've had a full-time job, and it's the longest professional role that I've held in my life, having dropped out of university just before.…

Lessons learned running Stairway

Towards the end of last year, Stairway, the company that I'd been building for the past 3 years, was acquired. Acquisitions can go either way; either they're the exit that a founder has been working towards for years, or they're the best case for a disappointing outcome; this was the…

Dropping out

A few years ago, I dropped out to found Stairway. Since then, I've been asked by many considering the same thing about how I thought about this decision at the time, and why I still believe it is one of the best decisions I've ever made.…