Behind-the-scenes at Pomegranite

The 10 priceless lessons you walk away with when you leave Pomegranite

I was firmly convinced that my interview with Liz and Sarah had gone terribly. It was raining so my Devil Wears Prada inspired outfit was hidden by the only rain coat I own (a Shrek-green monstrosity I borrowed from an ex-boyfriend and never returned) and I somehow completely missed the lift at the end of the hallway in our Wale Street offices so I quickly walked up five flights of stairs and arrived at the door panting with my fringe slightly stuck to my forehead. This obviously all screams: “Hire me!”READ MORE

Another inspiration day at Clay Café

It’s been a while since we had a proper inspiration day, and it didn’t take long to decide what we were going to do. We needed more plates for our office. Solution: Clay Café. Again. I think it was our fourth visit? It’s a unanimous favourite.

When Riyad caught wind of this plan he sheepishly asked if he could please join us, even though he isn’t technically a Pomegranite anymore (he still rents a desk in our office though, because we’re just too hard to leave, even if you do start your own business).READ MORE

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Goal setting in the New Year

Pomegranite has been back in the office since the 5th of January and so far, we’ve been slowly easing into the New Year. When Riyad arrived back at work on the 12th, the office finally felt complete again, and so we set off on an inspiration afternoon on the 13th. The activity of choice? Handstands, picnicking, ripe mango and goal setting for the year to come.

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The politics of being a “good girl” in business

Running a business can be a lot of fun. It can also be bloody hard, and some days you’re thrown curveballs that stop you in your tracks.

I had a day like that this week.

I went to a meeting recently – the kind of meeting where you have to be louder than you’d like to make simple points because the gaps left for your opinions are short and few. Towards the end of the meeting I made a point that a man quite liked. He seemed to think I was, in fact, someone who knew what I was doing.

He smiled at me and said, “Good girl.”READ MORE

Why it’s important to unplug sometimes

I recently went on a two-week holiday to Thailand and Cambodia, which was pretty magical. Before I left, one of the things I was most looking forward to (besides the white-sand beaches, daily massages and sunset cocktails – I know, I don’t like me very much either right now) was unplugging. Not checking email, or even Facebook (I know).

I set my out-of-office, and, in a moment that should have had a soundtrack of trumpets, deactivated my work email on my phone. And just like that, before I’d even stepped on the plane, I was on holiday.READ MORE

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Our top five lunch spots

Working at Pomegranite means a multitude of things. One of these things is that we work really hard, another is that we are located at the top of Wale Street in the city center (a prime spot for most of our gustatory requirements). Eating amazing food makes us happy and gives us something to look forward to. And yes, sometimes we have second lunch. With all of this in mind, here are our top five lunch spots:

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