Skin In the Game

Skin In the Game

Why do I pick up a piece of rubbish at Burning Man, when I would typically let if fly past me if I was at home? This is the question I asked myself, as I compulsively ran off into the desert in the extreme heat of the day, chasing a bit of paper that flew […]

Sponsor me a Private Jet and an Unlimited Credit Card

Sponsor me a Private Jet and an Unlimited Credit Card

Do you have a private jet and an unlimited credit card that you can give me? Or – do you know somebody who has? Why do I mischievously ask this question? Three reasons: Firstly, because it is such a crazy request that it might just be mad enough to work. Secondly, I have the time […]

Burning Man – The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Burning Man – The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Last month, around 65,000 people met in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man which, to me, is one of the greatest events on earth. I was lucky enough to be there with a group of 15 people from all over the world. I am not going to try to explain what Burning […]

Mincome & Mass Unemployment

Mincome & Mass Unemployment

I recently described my employment status as ‘Self-unemployed’. I am not retired and I don’t earn a living. I am just pursuing what I love to do, while I have the resources to do it. Because of the freedom I have, I am able to focus my entire time on making a difference. I am […]

The Faster Horse

The Faster Horse

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses’.” This quote from Henry Ford has more relevance now than ever. The gap between what is already possible for humanity and what is actually being delivered is widening every day. We are trapped in a world with governments aspiring only to […]

Yes, You Have Time

Yes, You Have Time

“I wish I had the time!” or “I don’t have time!” Whenever people talk about making opportunities happen – for themselves or their community – those are often the responses I hear. If you want the real truth: there is always time. Several years ago, I conducted a survey amongst entrepreneurs, and asked them what […]

Build Peaks – Don’t Fill Troughs

Build Peaks – Don’t Fill Troughs

There is no ‘one size fits all’ way to do things. I see so many people trying to be someone they are not. There is this belief out there that things should be hard; should be a struggle and you ‘should’ be a certain way. I don’t really buy it. Any struggle provides information that […]

The 4th R

The 4th R

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”   – Viktor E. Frankl If ever there were a quote that highlighted one of the main opportunities for growth in every human being, it is this one. Because […]

The Power of Safe Spaces

The Power of Safe Spaces

One of the things I have come to recognise in recent times is the power of safe spaces. Without them, we cannot explore our full potential. To me, a safe space is somewhere you can explore whatever you want to explore, freely and without consequence. It can be a crash mat when you are learning […]

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide

I am not a big fan of self interest, in any form. In this era, many of our systems promote it, whether in patents or politics, and, sadly, self interest drives the behaviour of much of the world around us. Consequently, it is causing patterns of short-termism in behaviour that lessen our ability to thrive […]