Yeah, it’s Boring but your Startup Needs Legal

Yeah, it’s Boring but your Startup Needs Legal

Companies and their founders can lose millions of dollars because they didn’t have their legal stuff in order. Sometimes they lose their entire company. Before GreenSocks started, I personally lost over $100,000 due to various legal failures. I failed/learned...
Lets Play Lawn Mowing Video Games

Lets Play Lawn Mowing Video Games

When it’s raining outside and I can’t mow my real lawn, what do I do? I play lawn mowing video games of course! Here’s been some of my favourites over the year. Hover Bovver (1983 for Commodore 64) Sure, the graphics are from the 80’s, but they...
5 Reasons to Apply for RiverCityLab’s Accelerator

5 Reasons to Apply for RiverCityLab’s Accelerator

When Andrea Martins and I found out we were accepted into the RiverCityLabs Accelerator program, I knew we were in for adventure that would kick start our lawn mowing start up. Even if we didn’t know exactly how. It’s now been several months since...

This Robot wants to Mow your Lawn

Honey can you put the lawn mower on? Wait what? “put the lawn mower on?” Sounds a bit silly.  How about “Honey can you put the dishwasher on?” Sounds more familiar, however 20 years ago, that phrase would have sounded odd too. I recently spent...
Why I recommend Meteor and React JS for your business

Why I recommend Meteor and React JS for your business

Less than 24 hours after purchasing a locked-in 12 month subscription to another platform, I made a tough call to dump it. As a coder, it wasn’t going to cut it. GreenSocks needed a new solution. Meteor and React JS was it. 1 month after switching to Meteor, a...
Death Star with Brisbane for Scale

Death Star with Brisbane for Scale

Hi Brisbane, I’m doing a test to see if people are interested in seeing Star Wars stuff to scale on Earth. Here’s  the Death Star with Brisbane to scale. What do you want to see next? Comment below and I’ll make it...
I was busted power napping in the car

I was busted power napping in the car

So, I was busted power napping in the car at the local super market. See more embarrassment from the GreenSocks co-founders on their twitter accounts: GreenSocks: @GreenSocksAU Richard Eastes: @eastes Andrea Martins: @andreaexpat...
The Prime Minister hated my other Startup Idea

The Prime Minister hated my other Startup Idea

I took a weekend break from mowing lawns to compete in a challenge called Start Up Weekend. It goes a little something like this… Start Friday night with beer/pizza. Share a business idea with the 120+ crowd. If crowd likes idea, people will volunteer to join...
Lawn Mowing Guys: How Far Are You Willing To Drive?

Lawn Mowing Guys: How Far Are You Willing To Drive?

Dear Lawn Mowing Guys: How Far Are You Willing To Drive? Here’s the first screenshot of location selection and slider to choose how far you’d be willing to drive to get a lawn mowing job for customers on GreenSocks – Australia’s first online...
Important VS Hard – A Startup Tip

Important VS Hard – A Startup Tip

We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard. JFK said that, didn’t he? In life, hard things are usually better than easy things. Work harder? Make more money. Run harder? Get fitter....
I Nearly Gave Up. The Sunk Cost Fallacy Kept Me In It.

I Nearly Gave Up. The Sunk Cost Fallacy Kept Me In It.

10AM – IT’S CODE CUTTING TIME. Todd Terje is playing loud. I’m writing code for a handyman lawn care app so that handymen lawn mowing providers can register to make more money. 10:05AM. Code not working. Don’t know why. The stupid thing should...
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