The Power of Creativity

The Power of Creativity

I have just spent the weekend with Michael Strand – the subversive potter. He uses his pottery to make an impact on broken systems. One of my favourite projects of his is Cuplomacy, which plans to send each US Senator a non-matching cup and saucer, whether Republican or Democrat. It encourages them to go across […]

If every handshake became a hug

If every handshake became a hug

At the beginning of every talk I give, there is a technique I use that helps me get over my fear of public speaking. It’s a quirky trick I came up with after room dynamics were explained to me by a great public speaking coach, David Roylance, who told me: “The first thing you have […]

One Candle

One Candle

This week, I turned 39. I have always found birthdays pretty odd – arbitrarily celebrating days because of a particular orbit of a particular planet around a particular star. In relation to everything else that’s happening in the universe, it is a pretty odd phenomenon, to be honest. As someone who tries to have a […]

The Skunk Works

The Skunk Works

To take bold steps, to achieve audacious goals, and to cope with rapidly changing times – for me, every organisation, and individual, should be creating their own skunkworks. What do I mean by ‘skunkworks’? To explain its name, I need to go back to World War II. As air battles raged and America felt the […]

Is Monogamy Bad For Your Health?

Is Monogamy Bad For Your Health?

It has been a while since I have written a post that takes me beyond my own comfort zone. It may take many others beyond theirs, as well! Not since I took on writing on the subject of religion have I felt challenged like this. Monogamy and marriage are, for the majority of people, an […]

Fixing The Broken Triangle

Fixing The Broken Triangle

There is a broken triangle in my community – and in most communities around the world, in fact. The relationship between people, politics and the media is broken. Nobody is happy. Each one is dissatisfied with the other. And the trouble is, the breakdown is getting worse and worse. Our communities are as unhappy and […]

Soft Landings

Soft Landings

Just over a week ago, I ticked another item off my bucket list. I went up in a hot air balloon. One thing we were lucky enough to achieve on our adventure was a soft landing. A beautifully soft landing. As I go through some of the craziest weeks of my life, I do start […]

The End Of Government?

The End Of Government?

There is a really interesting debate going on in my island nation community of Guernsey at the moment. There is large review of government tax and spending. There is a suggestion that the cost of government will need to move from 25% to 28% of GDP. Our government rightly argues that ours is already one […]

Thinking and Feeling

Thinking and Feeling

There are three questions I like to ask myself whenever I have a big decision to make: What do I think about this? What do I feel about this? Why is there a difference? At one time, I did not imagine there could be any possible difference in my answers to the first two questions. […]

2 years

2 years

It is just under two years since I publicly declared in a blog post that I was going to change the world. It is just under two years since I took the leap, left my comfort zone and lived up to what I am truly capable of. I wrote that post after completely rewiring how […]