Ben Phillips

Co-founder/CTO at Thread.com

Previously: Co-founder/CTO at Playfire.com


Blog - Latest post: Technical debt—it doesn't have to be this way

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Built league management software for Dream Leagues

Can memorise a pack of cards

Has a peak 1915 lichess blitz rating (target: 1900)

Has a peak 1939 lichess bullet rating (target: 1900)

Player-manager of Haggerston Athletic football club


2017 books

Shoe Dog - Phil Knight

The co-founder of Nike's memoir. Revisits some familiar entrepreneurial themes: adversity, resilience, personal stories and relationships, having meaning in one's work, a stubborn, self-starting streak, tying (or more cynically, retrofitting?) your company's mission to something very personal. Very easy to read, some spiritual themes running through, larger than life characters, and a raw and rare streak of candidness.