Why having coffee is the foundation for everything I do

Why having coffee is the foundation for everything I do

I used to dislike coffee. I thought it tasted awful, probably because the average cup of coffee in the UK was made from instant granules. The first entrepreneur I ever mentored was a boutique coffee roaster named Chris  – and it was his enthusiasm and expertise that got me into coffee, and also taught me […]

The 2 reasons why most religions are technically and organisationally flawed

The 2 reasons why most religions are technically and organisationally flawed

I am not going to debate on the right and wrong of each religion. I am merely going to throw out a provocation about the  structures and underlying technology behind many religions. I am doing this not to trivialise them, but to provide a platform for a different kind of debate. If this debate progresses, […]

Why I think Bill Gates is wrong about Google

Why I think Bill Gates is wrong about Google

There is a fascinating debate going on right now that will genuinely impact millions, if not billions, of people. It is something I am really passionate about, so I wanted to take the time to share my view on it. Bill Gates has recently criticised Google’s approach to philanthropy – in particular, one of their […]

Being Good to Yourself is a Platform, Not a Reward

Being Good to Yourself is a Platform, Not a Reward

In order to go out and do great things in the world, you first need to feel great. Otherwise, it’s hard to succeed at all, let alone find lasting success. In my time, I have had successes, but not necessarily in the right way. Certain success was not good for my mental and physical health, […]

The Journey from Success to Significance

The Journey from Success to Significance

I am going to let you in on a tip that could save you decades of effort. The thing you are chasing probably doesn’t matter. What is it you want? What does success mean to you? Wealth? Fame? Achievement? Many people measure their success in terms of recognition, wealth, power and status – and there […]

There is Always Another Idea Around The Corner

There is Always Another Idea Around The Corner

Ideas are everything and everywhere. Sometimes they are priceless, but they can also be worthless. The trick is to recognise which is which, for you. Many of us treat ideas as possessions worth holding onto – closely guarded secrets we must protect from others. Just look at the craziness of intellectual property issues! It amazes […]

Why I Think Women Will Rule The World

Why I Think Women Will Rule The World

In a typically provocative and mischievous fashion, I recently joked  that I was thinking about getting a sex change. (click to tweet) Not because I want to be a woman (although I would probably sign up for a temporary experiment) but because I think we’re on the cusp of a shift from a masculine world […]

The Aggregation of Marginal Gains

The Aggregation of Marginal Gains

I am always talking about achieving huge goals. I am also the first to believe that anyone can achieve big goals. Whilst it’s vital to have and articulate a big vision and mission, actually achieving what you set out to do is another story. This is why we need to recognise ‘The Aggregation of Marginal […]

I Would Actually Like to Work Like a Dog

I Would Actually Like to Work Like a Dog

Have you ever seen a dog work? Well, my dog Henry certainly doesn’t. He is either playing enthusiastically or asleep. Henry is one of my mentors in life, so I am more than happy to take a leaf out of his book. I don’t think I have ever seen him have a bad day. In […]

The Easiest Way to Get is to Give

The Easiest Way to Get is to Give

I will be honest with you. This is probably one of the toughest posts I have ever had to write. I have been thinking about it for months but hadn’t found a way to put it into words. It crosses the line on a few societal constructs, which might be uncomfortable for some people. Despite […]