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Team BACON: Colin, Angie and Paul
This week, Mint has been recovering from one of our favourite events of the year. We held our third annual BACON conference last week, and as usual it was a bacchanalia of amazing, informative talks, innovative tech, and some great bacon sandwiches.
I sat down with two of BACON’s organisers, Paul Fedory and Angie Maguire, to get their reflections on this year’s event.
Recent installments in the novel that is Mint have developed the plot through weekly reports that glow with the immediacy of the current moment, a cocktail of the here and now bubbling over with youthful enthusiasm and limitless possibilities. As a "tribal elder" of the Mint Digital clan, I have dusted off my literary quill to tell a much different story, one rooted in the distant past, a sprawling epic of intrigue and marvel that allegorically connects itself to our current state of our being.
As I write this week’s round-up of Mint happenings, I find myself in a Brighton coffee shop rather early on a Friday morning. Mint has always had a “work where and when you want” policy, which means that on occasion the office can look a little sparse...
Keeping track of where everyone is can get a little tricky. There’s the endless calendar of conferences and events, plus the fact that we now run multiple wide-ranging businesses under one roof. Then there’s the client visits and off-site working sessions. And the fact that the Mint team is split between London and New York.
Basically - we’re all over the place. But in a good way.
Our adventures this week are pretty typical. Here’s a glimpse into some of the movements we individually made this week, to keep the beast that is Mint going:
At Mint Ventures, our aim is to build profitable businesses. So far we've launched Boomf, DeskBeers and The Bathory. Over the past few months, we've been running experiments and exploring different markets. These projects may succeed or fail, or they may change radically from their current form.
Here are a few...
We have recently started attempting more of a regular schedule of content on the Mint blog. The idea is that every Friday one Mint posts some reflections on weekly happenings. Kaye, Noam and Shim took charge for the first three weeks of April, and now my own number is up...
The problem is, this past week I've been slightly oblivious to anything but the launch of The Bathory. Today marks 10 days of shipping fragrant concoctions around the world and, as expected, this whole running-a-business thing has been pretty full-on.
So, if you'll forgive a second post on The Bathory in as many weeks (here's the first), I'd like to share a couple of reflections from 10 days in business...