Useful Kit

Here are some great products and services that may come in handy for you.

Wisdom


Poor Charlie’s Almanack: if you’re interested in business wisdom from a great mind (Charlie Munger) then this is a must read. I warn you: it’ll take you more than an afternoon to read, but well worth it. He is an investor, dealmaker, philanthropist…and Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.

Fitness


Ab Carver: this is a simple piece of equipment to strengthen core muscles. Not only do I use it at the gym but I’ve got one lying around my living room and will do a set while watching a movie.

Stationery


MOO: need slick business cards or stickers for a reasonable price? Look no further than MOO. Oh, and you’ll like their packaging.

Powerful Web Hosting


Media Temple: I use them and have been very happy. Their blue chip customer list says it all. I’ve never had an issue with their hosting and every time I contact them they’re responsive and timely.

Transportation


UBER: it may not always be practical to take taxis all the time but sometimes it’s worth it. UBER makes it cheap and easy. For those of you in the UK, click here to get a free ride (up to £15).

Coffee


JURA Coffee Machine: a Jura is for the discerning individual. If you love your coffee, will settle for no less a great cup of coffee and are willing to spend money then this is one of the best home coffee machine you can buy.

Gaggia 14101: I have a few friends who own a Gaggia and they’re very happy.

KRUPS Coffee Grinder: the best coffee is freshly ground. And when I pick up coffee, say from Monmouth,  it’s cheaper than a lot of the options

NESPRESSO: there’s a reason why it’s served in some of the finest restaurants in the world. It’s good. And their offering continually grows.

Effective Meetings


SONY ICD PX333: great for recording meetings. It’s small. Easy to use. Has good sound quality. I’ve also used it for interviews.

Transferring Money


TransferWise: who doesn’t want to transfer money without hidden charges? Great startup with a great story. If you send money abroad and want to cut out nearly all the hidden charges banks sneak into the transfer then check them.

Travel


Worldwide Travel Adapter: who doesn’t want to transfer money without hidden charges? Great startup with a great story. If you send money abroad and want to cut out nearly all the hidden charges banks sneak into the transfer then check them.

Rimowa Luggage: I absolutely love this brand and it’s the only travel luggage I use. They look damn cool, too.