Dame Stephanie Shirley

In an interview with Forbes a few years ago, Matt Mullenweg told the story of how Automattic has “been proving them wrong since 2005”. Dame Stephanie Shirley paved the way by proving them wrong way back in the 1960s with Freelance Programmers, a remote-working company she started on her dining room table that was eventually valued at […]

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Eight Tips for Hiking Oahu’s Diamond Head Summit Trail

Tip One: Dress the part. Find your flimsiest ballet pumps and pick out a one-shouldered bag. It’s just a bit of walking, right? Tip Two: Water? Who has space in their bag for that!? Surely there’ll be some magical water fountains somewhere along the trail. Tip Three: A bit over the halfway point, dehydrated, with aching […]

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2017

“Why is everyone going on and on and on about 2016 as if it’s a person!?” “Numbers have meaning, Siobhan,” my Mum replied. I may have rolled my eyes, in the most daughterly fashion, as she repeated a story she’s often told me. Any year with a six or a nine is guaranteed to be […]

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