FROM THE EDITOR
Welcome to the Start-up Special! For years we’ve talked about doing an issue for start-ups and I’m beyond thrilled to bring you the result: a dynamic, detailed and truthful look at what it takes – and costs – to get that idea off the ground. Learn from incredible entrepreneurs as they open up about what those early days actually involve: Ken Segall, the genius behind the naming of the iMac, shares a rare glimpse into working with Steve Jobs and the power of simplicity; the cheeky monkeys of Mail-Chimp focus on creating a brand with personality, even if that means no one can remember their name; and the incredibly eloquent podcast host Megan Tan, who I met with when she recently visited Sydney, tells the story of turning her portfolio into a dream career and accidental start-up. (If you’ve done the start-up thing and are ready to close that chapter, we have something for you too – check it out on page 41.)
But keep turning the pages for my two favourite features. When I received a pitch about the growing trend of ‘cuddle parties’ I asked the writer to attend one so she could do the story justice. Only now do I realise (as will you) how much of a big ask that was! The second feature is a wonderful celebration of the people and businesses providing accessible international travel options because no one should be excluded from exploring the world.
So here’s to grabbing hold of that crazy idea, jumping right outside your comfort zone and going on wild adventures!