Dana Hooshmand

I'm an entrepreneur and adventure traveller. I build software, immerse myself in other cultures and languages @ Discover Discomfort and make fun of the business world @ The Vanity Metric.

Dana Hooshmand
Business
Featured

Fun (and Better) Alternatives to Bad Interview Questions

Asking interview questions is hard, in operations (and everything). Here are some fun and engaging questions that are better than the vanilla alternatives.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
9 min read
Motorcycles

Suzuki SV650 Complete History and Buyer's Guide

A guide to buying a Suzuki SV650 - first, second or third generation, including known problems, how much to pay and which model to buy.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
20 min read
Business
Featured

Herding Wild Cats: How to Manage Self-Starters

How to manage self-starters (entrepreneurs) who always want autonomy, freedom and change. (Or: why you don't want to hire entrepreneurs at all.)
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
11 min read
Business
Featured

Hiring Operations Management Talent in Marketplace Companies

Hiring for engineering for marketplaces is hard enough. Then there's operations, where the rubber meets the road. Here is my guide to how to get it done.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
11 min read
Tech

Ghostboard Analytics for Ghost Blogs: Why I Didn't Buy

Review of Ghostboard, the analytics dashboard for Ghost blog users, and why I decided to not use it.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
5 min read
Business

The One-Sentence Guide to Problem Solving

Don't solve problems. Listen, and help people. Then let them become your fans, and when word spreads, you'll get to help more people, too.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
1 min read
Business

Do You Make These Seven Small Business SEO Mistakes?

Small business search engine optimisation (SEO) mistakes that I see everywhere - hairdressers, gyms, motorcycle shops, mechanics and eyelash extension specialists. Do you make these mistakes?
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
8 min read
Life, Business
Featured

Twelve Life Lessons from "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins

Everything I learned from reading and listening to "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins several times, including exclusive content from the audiobook.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
25 min read
Business, Satire

How to Crush your Meeting

Meetings are where you really assert yourself and show your value to the company by saying things in a room to other people at a prescribed time. We are tracking towards our secret top-level company goal of 200 million meetings this year, so it’s important to crush them all.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
9 min read
Business

The Stock Market Always Rebounds

The stock market will always crash; and it'll rise again. Don't try timing, just buy and hold and you'll be fine.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
1 min read
Business

Why You're Not Using Email Lists Right at Work

Learn how to grow your email list at work and build soft power across an organisation. The secret? Be helpful, informative and interesting, and let the word spread naturally.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
7 min read
Motorcycles

Product-Market-Passion Fit: A chat with Guillermo Cornejo of Riders Share

Why following your passion can be a great idea — as long as there's product-market fit. Notes from an interview with Guillermo Cornejo of Riders Share.
Dana Hooshmand
Dana Hooshmand
5 min read