The Best Investment You Will Ever Make

The Best Investment You Will Ever Make

There was a really interesting interview at TED recently in which Larry Page (Founder and Chief Executive of Google) said that he would rather leave his savings to Elon Musk (Founder and Chief Executive of Tesla and SpaceX, Chairman of Solar City) than to charity. It is a fascinating provocation with which I am inclined […]

The Inconvenient Truth

The Inconvenient Truth

On Friday morning I woke up crying. I had spent the previous evening hearing how the health and education system are failing the most vulnerable members of my community. How incredible are the people impacted by these problems! The heartbreaking thing about all the stories shared was just how simple many of these tragedies are […]

The Kodak Moment

The Kodak Moment

In 1996, Kodak was a multinational company with a market cap of $28 billion and 140,000 employees. In 2012, it went bankrupt. In 2010, another photography company called Instagram was founded  and two years later with just 13 employees, was purchased by Facebook for $1 billion. This very much redefines ‘a Kodak moment’ – an […]

Let the Revolution Begin!

Let the Revolution Begin!

Last week we asked 100 people an audacious question: ‘How can you make Guernsey the best place to live on earth?’ This week, we are getting on with the job of making it happen, by 2020. We are starting this movement with no idea of how we are going to get there. We are starting […]

Beyond The Comfort Zone

Beyond The Comfort Zone

20 years ago, when I was still at school in St Peter Port, Guernsey, I stood on stage at St James’ Concert and Assembly Hall to do the bible reading for morning assembly. It was awful! I was so paralysed with fear that I mumbled through the words as fast as I could. As I […]

Why We Are All Going Back to School

Why We Are All Going Back to School

I look at my almost 3 year old son and I see that he is already where he needs to be. For him, everything is fantastic! He lives in the moment, has no problem being himself, doesn’t care what anyone thinks, and he will try anything. The bottom line is – he loves life. Forget […]

The 1 thing I wish I had learnt before I started

The 1 thing I wish I had learnt before I started

I often get asked, “What’s the best piece advice for those starting out?”. Usually I am not one for looking backwards. I am not one for regrets. I occasionally reflect on the past, but only to learn and move forwards. If I was leaving school or university right now, what would I say to steer […]

Bored Beyond Belief

Bored Beyond Belief

‘Bored Beyond Belief’ is the phrase I painfully scrawled on most of my folders at school. It was from a scene in my favourite Steve Martin movie – LA Story. Steve Martin wrote the phrase on a window during a period of utter boredom, living in a world that, deep down, did not connect with […]

Why Small Nations Can Change the World

Why Small Nations Can Change the World

The outdated legislation and bureaucratic decision-making we face in the world today are major barriers to progress. There are good reasons for some of it, but compelling reasons to remove most of it. The answers to some of the biggest problems we face have already been solved – but government bureaucracy is holding them back. […]

Where is home?

Where is home?

This is the question that keeps me awake at night. It is a question I have never really been able to answer. For many years, it was the question I didn’t know I needed to answer! There is such an innate human need for us to belong. From an evolutionary point of view, it makes […]