How do you create the greatest place to live on earth?

How do you create the greatest place to live on earth?

I like big bold questions. They inspire, and provoke a different way of thinking. For me, there is nowhere better to apply this type of thinking than to the place where you live. ‘How do you create the greatest place on earth to live?’ is the question I spend much of my time thinking upon. […]

10x Thinking

10x Thinking

To me, one company stands out as most impressive in the world right now for its way of thinking. Not for its achievements today (although hugely influential), but for the impact its way of thinking will have on our collective futures.That company is Google. Their way of thinking is what they like to call ‘10x […]

Moving from the Beach to the Ocean

Moving from the Beach to the Ocean

In Mexico recently, I watched a turtle making its way from the beach to the ocean.  On land, it is a huge struggle for the turtle to move forward until the point where it hits the ocean. From then on, the journey becomes effortless. It feels a lot like where I am right now. This […]

Your Life is Your Art

Your Life is Your Art

Earlier this year I backed a Kickstarter project for an incredible book project promoting an ethos and type of living that really resonated with me. As a result, last week I got to spend a few days in London with the founders of Misfit Inc – one of the coolest companies on the planet. We […]

Introducing My Entourage

Introducing My Entourage

I have quite an entourage these days. It surprises me, but people are actually interested in how I resource my life. When I‘m asked anything enough times, I start to realise I should blog about it. The way I structure my life is somewhat unconventional, but it allows me to do what I do in […]

The 4 Minute Mile

The 4 Minute Mile

In the last week I have spent time at some remarkable outlier education institutions: Singularity University, Uncollege and School of Communication Arts 2.0. They are all defying conventional wisdom yet delivering far, far more than conventional providers. They are all part of my continuing research to explore the edges of human potential with a view […]

The Secret Formula for Living a Great Life

The Secret Formula for Living a Great Life

I discovered something quite unexpected last week. Something I would have happily traveled 10 times around the world for. I witnessed a masterclass in living from the most remarkable people I have ever met. The irony is that I hadn’t planned or expected to meet anyone so remarkable. I ended up in Rajasthan, India, not […]

Privacy is Dead. Long Live Transparency!

Privacy is Dead. Long Live Transparency!

I grew up in a small island community, where everybody knew one another and privacy did not really exist. I often joke about how this accident of upbringing provided me with great training for the future. Privacy is a relatively recent thing. Long before we started to cut ourselves off from each other in our […]

Who is up for a big bold adventure in 2014?

Who is up for a big bold adventure in 2014?

2013 has been an incredible year for me. The best yet, by far. It all started in a pub in London in the run up to Christmas 2012, when a mischievous comment about changing the world sparked off an extraordinary journey of personal discovery. The challenge was to try and see if it was possible […]

Why Burning Man is Changing the World

Why Burning Man is Changing the World

Trying to explain the Burning Man event to someone who has not been is like trying to explain a colour to a blind person. You just have to see with your own eyes to fully understand it. What goes on there is pretty hard to explain without underplaying the experience. So for that reason I […]