Simon Huckk

If you’re looking to build a big business, your personal network is the springboard that’ll kickstart that growth.

I just hit the 12-month mark on my first year in charge of a very small 10-employee business. It’s been a good year (relatively speaking)… mostly because I’ve been lucky.

Here’s a short story on:

  • How the power of a professional network doubled our annual revenue through one connection, and

Over the course of a year, I have written down the principles I rely on to make me happy. These are them.

Happiness is a collection of small moments that make you smile. These moments happen every single day. Realize them when you’re in those moments. Seek them out.

Everything you do is part of a journey. Relish the process.

Always remember to play.

Let the people around you feel your energy…

A formula for how to make significant progress on the things that matter in your work and life

*Puts phone down, takes another sip of coffee.*

I look up at my clock — 3:30 pm.

Where has this day gone?

I’ve done almost no valuable work, and made zero progress on the things that matter.

But I’ve been busy! I have hardly left my desk, and my head…

What I discovered from analysing 1,294 failed startups

In the past year, our business has seen over 11,000 applications for finance through our business finance marketplace. These businesses range in size from no revenue through to hundreds of millions of dollars.

The majority of our declined applications come from early-stage startups. Naturally, we want to keep these businesses…

With big-time investors like Andreessen-Horowitz and Sequoia Capital, will the product live up to the hype?

Have you ever wanted to bet on a person? You meet someone, through school or university, and you just think to yourself; Man, whatever that guy does, he’s going to knock it out the park.

You just know that whatever they are working on is going to be a success…

Simon Huckk

B.Eng. Serial entrepreneur. Current CEO of a Fintech. I write about all things business, product design and original thinking:

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