Democratising Wisdom

Democratising Wisdom

One moment in 2013 transformed my view of the world. It was during a lecture at Singularity University on the future of Biotech – a technology moving 3-5 times faster than Moore’s Law, without the world really understanding the implications of this. The speed of technology’s advancement and availability, and the upsides and downsides of […]

From Paralysis to Stillness

From Paralysis to Stillness

In my life, I experienced two states of non-doing. From the outside, they might appear the same but on the inside, they are very different. Growing up, I was described as ‘lazy’. Every report card ever written about me had the phrase: “has the potential, but needs to try harder”. In the Western context, I […]

Taking Steps

Taking Steps

On a day by day basis, I believe I’m not very productive. Even looking at the work I do week by week and month by month, I’ll say I’m not too effective at all. But if I look at what I can achieve year by year, then, I start to celebrate my effectiveness. Over a […]

From Here to There

From Here to There

There’s a great phrase from success coach Marshall Goldsmith that I often use – “What got you here won’t get you there.” Through many transition points in my life, I have realised this. During those realisations, I have often taken a step back to re-evaluate what I am doing. On a number of occasions, this […]

Meme Seeding

Meme Seeding

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. Less than an hour of my time has made more of a difference in the world than all my time put together. In 2014, I wrote a blog post on the subject of Ikigai. In that blog post, I merged two concepts to create something new. Essentially, […]

Mental Transition

Mental Transition

Why mental health? Of all the challenges there are to solve in the world, why is so much of my passion and time given to resolving mental health issues? For me, it is about understanding its future impact on society. I spent the first part of my entrepreneurial career as a direct marketer. Essentially, a […]

The Spectrum of Wellbeing

The Spectrum of Wellbeing

Are you happy? ‘Yes,’ was the answer I consistently gave, throughout most of my life. On the surface, I genuinely believed this was the case, because I didn’t have a reference point to truly understand what happiness is. Sure, I had extreme highs – but I also had a lot of lows. My own particular […]

Parking Tickets and Broken Computers

Parking Tickets and Broken Computers

If two situations can provoke rage and frustration more than most, they are: receiving a parking ticket, and when a piece of technology breaks down. For some reason, these actions evoke puzzling levels of emotional response in us, considering that they involve inanimate objects. I wonder how these items manage to stir up such emotion. […]

Shifting Realities

Shifting Realities

I was in a coffee conversation with a friend last week that helped me to realise something. We all live and create our own individual reality. When our differing views on reality emerge in public, they can cause friction between ourselves and other people. From politics and religion, to nations and tribes – the world […]

Breakthrough

Breakthrough

Having just experienced the Journey to 100 event, I can honestly say that I am even more convinced of the power of small nations to help the world to make significant breakthroughs. If you watch the talks, you can see that small nations such as Guernsey are truly capable of achieving systemic breakthroughs, like becoming […]