Category Archives: Awesome Tools

Peanut butter and personal branding

I recently have the privilege of meeting Pic from Pic’s Really Good Peanut Butter. Pic is the biggest fan of peanut butter I’ve ever met (and about as engaging as they come). He displayed so much enthusiasm for his product that made an unintentional mockery of ‘personal brand’ expertise, which was timely, because I’ve heard […]

My Tours make finals of BNZ Startup Alley

We had a pretty good year at My Tours last year. We launched some very cool apps for museums, councils and businesses around the world…. Cumulating in our first bilingual app of Old City Jerusalem Tours for the Jerusalem Development Authority. We also now have iPhone and Windows 7 versions of the apps and the […]

iPoint2: Stay pointing in the right direction!

Disclaimer: I did design this app, so am very biased :) However, it IS cool. iPoint2 is super simple, all it does is allow you to plot locations, and then, wherever you are, it will point to any of your saved locations and tell you the direction and distance you need to go to get […]

Financial health

I have a lot of inspirational friends doing inspiration things, but one of the most practical pieces of wisdom Ive stolen in the last year is from Amy Hodgkinson, who got herself into a wee bit of debt in her early twenties (like many I know) and last year, paid the whole lot off. Her […]

$1000 charity giveaway

A few years ago, when we set up Flower Power on Powershop, one of the big drivers was being part of a big change in an industry that seems to quiver in fear at the thought of progress. Powershop is a huge success story, with around 40,000 customers by the end of August this year, […]

More customer success: MyLawsuit

Just heard from Michele about some early buzz around MyLawsuit.com. Michele and I ‘met’ several years ago now, and we designed the initial screens for MyLawsuit. Michele is a true inspiration (just read the articles to see what she gets up to!) and I love the concept of a website that helps the little guy […]

An impossible position

After a couple too many shocking pictures at photo exhibitions, I realised that I have no stomach for stories about bizarre and violent punishments. But stupidly, 15 minutes of free time yesterday led to me stumbling across this story on Stuff.co.nz. I can’t understand a culture where it’s deemed acceptable to brutally punish a woman […]

Moneyscope: Standing out from the Crowd

One of my favorite customers just sent me the latest review of Moneyscope – a Basecamp style approach to financial planning, that enables financial planners to quickly produce attractive, simple and understandable reports for their clients… As opposed to the typical, hugely complex modeling systems that result in reports no one really understands. I love […]