What does it take to build a technology business? The answer for Alexandra Depledge MBE, co-founder of Hassle.com, is “vision and massive amounts of naivety.”

“The vision to think big enough and be innovative enough, and naive enough to think you can execute the shit out of it.”

This video ‘Alexandra Depledge: startups, the sharing economy and micro-entrepreneurs’ provides a very honest take on starting and scaling up a tech business, the pain and stresses involved. It is a must watch!


We’re often encouraged to think that the secret to starting is a business is to have a bold and entirely original idea. But the suggestion here is that all we really need is to LOVE something a little more than most other people do: that will be enough to help us stand out from the competition (from The School of Life).