The Impact Pledge

The Impact Pledge

There often comes a time in many people’s lives when they have achieved success, made a great deal of money and they now feel that they want to ‘give back’ to society and to those less fortunate than themselves. But I wonder about the efficacy of philanthropy in general – whereby trusts and foundations are […]

Why Soylent is the Future of Medicine

Why Soylent is the Future of Medicine

For me, Soylent is one of the most interesting startups in the world, right now. It is a Silicon Valley food company, looking to revolutionise the global food industry. Their mission is to provide maximum nutrition with minimum effort. The first generation of Soylent’s products launched commercially in May last year, as a powdered meal […]

Surrender

Surrender

Surrender is the one word I think about most. How do I surrender more to life? How do I trust that whatever is supposed to happen will happen? I have a strong mind. A really strong mind. Part of me is always thinking 1000 moves ahead. Part of me analyses every outcome and every interaction. […]

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence

I had a great conversation last week on my local BBC Radio station about Artificial Intelligence (Link here Starts at 9:50 mins). For me, this is one of the most underestimated technologies in the world right now. Very few people understand what is possible today and what is becoming possible in the very near future. […]

The Power of Small Actions

The Power of Small Actions

The speech that the wonderful Pam Warhurst recently gave in my community stated her belief in the power of small actions to change the world: “Through an organic process, through an increasing recognition of the power of small actions, we are starting, at last, to believe in ourselves again, and to believe in our capacity, […]

The One-eyed World

The One-eyed World

We live in a one-eyed world. A planet where the simplistic self-centred view often takes hold. Where party politics polarise and news services divide us. I remember how I used to think about the world when I was growing up, and I shudder. I had a set of experiences that gave me a very narrow […]

Hygge

Hygge

I spent the last week in Copenhagen for a family wedding. It is a place I visit often, and it always inspires me in my mission to make my home nation of Guernsey the best place to live on earth by 2020. Denmark has been deemed to be the happiest place to live (in 2013 […]

No Lonely Old Age

No Lonely Old Age

I want to tell you about one of my favourite projects in the world, one that inspires me and fills me with hope. It is just one example of community connection that begins to address an important issue preoccupying me at the moment. I truly believe that isolation and loneliness is at the root of […]

The Rat Park

The Rat Park

I am still really taken with the idea of social isolation as the cause of many of the problems in the world today, as I discussed in my recent blog post. I want to follow on from this by drawing attention to the real causes of addiction and the Rat Park experiments from the 1970s, […]

The Consciousness Revolution

The Consciousness Revolution

I am unapologetic utopian. I have complete faith that we can collectively create an incredible world in a relatively short period of time. The truth is – we have to. Humanity stands on the edge of the abyss. We face huge existential threats now: from the impending collapse of the global currency system, to the […]