Do more, be better

28 Nov 2013

Write note about note

by Harry

The dream state can be fascinating, when everything is disjointed and illogical and out of sequence, but somehow makes total sense at the time. I’m no expert on why it is we dream, but it seems obvious the mind is trying to work through ideas, experiences and small problems that arise during the day. It […]

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5 Nov 2013

What is measured is what improves

by Jessica

The newest tool in my productivity arsenal is a slick little observer called Rescuetime. Rescuetime un-obtrusively monitors your web browsing and computer activity then categorises it into varying levels of productivity e.g. Microsoft Word = Very Productive, Twitter = Very distracting. It’s easy to jump in and re-categorise time, or change whole categories – e.g. […]

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29 Oct 2013

The Inspiration Myth

by Jessica

Somedays you get the lightening strike: as I once heard it put (very poetically) the “sparkle in the mind”. You’re a waterfall of ideas, you can solve the problem and find the just the right words. It is an empowering feeling, inspiration, when everything is clicking into place, seemingly effortlessly and when motivation doesn’t have […]

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8 Oct 2013

One stepping stone at a time

by Jessica

There is a lot of rhetoric about goals and how to set goals. Are yours big enough? Are they too big? Are they SMART goals (Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-specific … on a side note can anyone let me know the difference between achievable and realistic in this context?)  and so on. Goal talk […]

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3 Oct 2013

The Gap

by Jessica

At Luumin we think a lot about what helps people get more done in their lives. And what we frequently come back to is that attention to the task at hand and mindfulness about your time, energy and what you are working on are paramount. This is a great talk from Joe Kraus and I […]

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31 Mar 2013

I could never run 1,000 miles. I can run 1 mile 1,000 times.

by Jessica

The question we’ve heard more than any other in the last year is, “so when are you launching?” It’s a tough question, one that makes you squirm. It implies maybe you aren’t working hard enough, maybe you’re holding on too tight, maybe you’re never going to get there. You’ve heard all the stories about second-system syndrome; you have nightmares about […]

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26 Sep 2012

The reality of bootstrapping

by Jessica

This is our first post in a little while, but don’t be fooled into thinking that things are slowing down. We are a bit like a duck (as my Grandma used to say), it doesn’t look like much is going on, but we are paddling like dickens beneath the surface. We started the year on […]

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15 Feb 2012

LWB – We told you it’s a platform!

by Jessica

Today we are taking off for Webstock again. As you saw in our previous blog article, this time we’ve made it into the BNZ Startup Alley. The last few weeks we’ve been firing on all cylinders to get ready and we thought we’d have a bit of fun by creating something to showcase the platform nature […]

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25 Jan 2012

Webstock and the BNZ Start-up Alley

by James

Last year Jessica and I went to Webstock, New Zealand’s annual web technology conference in Wellington. We spent two days soaking up a wealth of ideas the speakers had to offer.  Webstock is an inspired event and it gets the Kiwi technology community engaged and excited. One of my favourite memories was when Tash spoke in closing […]

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13 Jan 2012

Talking to my phone

by John

When the iPhone 4s was first released I was rather indifferent to what it offered over my trusty old iPhone 4, however, once they started to ship and people started talking about Siri it got me thinking how we could leverage this technology. One way that I identified was to  leverage the built in reminders application […]

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