How to eat bureaucracy for breakfast

In a start-up, it’s critical to have people that can implement process and structure, often without any known parameters or templates about how to make something work successfully. An adage that rings true at My Food Bag is, who dares and does wins. But, what I find most interesting is… Read more »

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The work-life dilemma

A reoccurring theme nowadays seems to be the topic of work-life balance. How to achieve it, and what (if any) sacrifices need to be made from either side in order to make such a thing achievable. Looking back at my career to date, there are certainly themes to how our… Read more »

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Why cannibalisation is a dirty word

Every time I hear the word ‘cannibalisation’, it makes my pulse increase, my eyes roll and my patience wean. There is no politically correct way to put it: I hate it! To me, it expresses a lack of willingness and understanding of doing what is in the best interest of… Read more »

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The importance of emotional resilience

In the past few years of my career, I’ve added a key requirement to my list of “must haves” when I choose the people around me – emotional resilience. While emotional resilience has always been something that’s been on my radar, I now use it as a barometer to determine… Read more »

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The Co-CEO ship

Last Wednesday the My Food Bag board approved something which is widely recognised as one of the key failures in start-ups. Something most VC firms get heart palpitations at the thought of having to unravel and something which ultimately can cause a lot of friction within a business. The Co-CEO… Read more »

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10 lessons from a millennial

People are most important, you must believe in them and they must believe in you It goes without saying that the people who you surround yourself with, will dictate your success. For me, that means not only picking a team that have a high level of subject expertise but also… Read more »

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Tips from the top – the ‘how to’ guide

While My Food Bag nowadays comes knockin’ on our customers door, it’s rare for an opportunity to do just that, so when we first saw the dinner kit concept overseas we jumped at the thought of introducing this to New Zealand. The timing was arguably the worst for our family,… Read more »

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Millennial Minute – a sixty second read

Let’s face it – we’re the generation giving other generations a headache. Born between the early 80s and 2000s we’ve been brought up as digital natives and crave a set of gadgets/tools (whatever you might call them) – to make our life function. Despite facing higher levels of unemployment and… Read more »

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