Lazy? Sure. Talentless? Absolutely. Driven? Not in the slightest. Hi, my name is Tim and welcome to my Substack. Like most writers, I am wholly unquali…
Running a business gives you an insight that you can’t get from reading books or watching documentaries or going to business school – sometimes you hav…
I first took an interest in business when I was 12 years old. I found a copy of Richard Branson’s book Losing My Virginity on my parents’ bookshelf and…
“Finally,” I thought, “something I can actually execute! First thing’s first. I need a name.” In situations where there are few barriers to entry, nami…
Finding a reliable tea supplier was a challenging process. I didn’t think I would have much luck in New Zealand, so I started searching for suppliers i…
After a crash course in the basics of tea, I decided to focus my search on diuretic herbs. The goal was a reduction in bloating and improved digestive …
I went to make myself a coffee and came back to my laptop. I opened Google Analytics. “Not long now and I should have my first visitor,” I thought to m…
Late one night, after several glasses of Oban whisky, I stumbled across an Air Asia deal on Twitter – return flights to Hong Kong from Melbourne for A$…
My plan was to spend two days at the Canton Fair before making my way back to Hong Kong. I wanted to use the first day to get a better understanding of…
Founders need to understand that businesses should be seen as investments first and start-up enterprises second. At the end of the day, a business can …
After a week in Hong Kong, I made my way back to New Zealand. As I waited patiently at home for the tea shipment to arrive, I tried to keep myself as b…
Employees with a steady income stay in a perpetual infant-like consumer state. They don’t know what they want and never think for themselves. When they…