The three Cs of indie consulting: Confidence, Cash, and Connections

Jonathan Stark makes a compelling argument why you should have the three Cs before quitting your job to go solo consulting.

February 17, 2024

New decade, new tagline: Data & AI for Impact

Shifting focus to ‘Data & AI for Impact’, with more startup-related content, increased posting frequency, and deeper audience engagement.

January 19, 2024

Psychographic specialisations may work for discipline generalists

When focusing on a market segment defined by personal beliefs, it’s often fine to position yourself as a generalist in your craft.

January 9, 2024

The lines between solo consulting and product building are blurry

It turns out that problems like finding a niche and defining the ideal clients are key to any solo business.

September 25, 2023

My rediscovery of quiet writing on the open web

Reflections on publishing on this website: Writing publicly to share thoughts and documentation beats chasing views and likes.

August 28, 2023

The Minimalist Entrepreneur is too prescriptive for me

While I found the story of Gumroad interesting, The Minimalist Entrepreneur seems to over-generalise from the founder’s experience.

August 21, 2023

Revisiting Start Small, Stay Small in 2023 (Chapter 2)

A summary of the second chapter of Rob Walling’s Start Small, Stay Small, along with my thoughts & reflections.

August 17, 2023

Revisiting Start Small, Stay Small in 2023 (Chapter 1)

A summary of the first chapter of Rob Walling’s Start Small, Stay Small, along with my thoughts & reflections.

August 16, 2023

You can't save time

Time can be spent doing different activities, but it can’t be stored and saved for later.

July 11, 2023

The mission matters: Moving to climate tech as a data scientist

Discussing my recent career move into climate tech as a way of doing more to help mitigate dangerous climate change.

June 6, 2022

My 10-step path to becoming a remote data scientist with Automattic

I wanted a well-paid data science-y remote job with an established company that offers a good life balance and makes products I care about. I got it eventually.

July 29, 2017

Ask Why! Finding motives, causes, and purpose in data science

Video and summary of a talk I gave at the Data Science Sydney meetup, about going beyond the what & how of predictive modelling.

September 19, 2016

The joys of offline data collection

Insights on data collection and machine learning from spending a month sailing, diving, and counting fish with Reef Life Survey.

January 24, 2016

The long road to a lifestyle business

Progress since leaving my last full-time job and setting on an independent path that includes data science consulting and work on my own projects.

March 22, 2015
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