You Cannot Get a Turkey to Innovate – Let Alone Vote for Christmas

You Cannot Get a Turkey to Innovate – Let Alone Vote for Christmas

I am often asked to help organisations to innovate. The very notion of organising innovation appeals to the mischief-maker in me. ‘Improvement’ and ‘innovation’ are often confused. Improvement, to me, is a construction process, whereas innovation is a rebuilding process. To rebuild something, you have to knock something down. And that is where the turkeys […]

This Is The Really Unusual Way I Build My Pension

This Is The Really Unusual Way I Build My Pension

A lot of people talk to me about their fear of taking risks, and think that I take a risky approach to living my life . They say, “I wish I could live the way you do, but I have a mortgage and school fees to think about. I have to save for a rainy […]

The Greatest Weapon in Improving Personal Performance Is…

The Greatest Weapon in Improving Personal Performance Is…

The Flow State. Have you ever had that feeling of being so completely absorbed in a task that time is meaningless? When you are so immersed and ‘into’ what you’re doing, so inspired and energised, that you can’t separate your awareness from whatever is absorbing you – you’re practically inside the world of the thing […]

Despite everything I may have said in the past, I am now learning to meditate

Despite everything I may have said in the past, I am now learning to meditate

Not so long ago, there was a time when I would have rolled my eyes at anyone who said that they meditated. It just wasn’t for me, and I would probably have ridiculed anyone who suggested I should try it. But I have learned a very useful lesson – to not judge something without experiencing […]

Rise Up and Start Your Own Movement

Rise Up and Start Your Own Movement

“Whatever you want to do in the world, there is always a way.” Wooah! I have just come back home from an incredible few days in at the Super Hero You Conference hosted by the incredible Downtown Project in Las Vegas. I won’t lie to you. I am feeling pretty inspired and superhuman right now! […]

The Bucket List, and Your Return on Adventure

The Bucket List, and Your Return on Adventure

I am sorry to break it to you – but at some point, you are going to kick the bucket. (You Are Going To Die). Whether tomorrow or in 100 years’ time, your life is going to end. You will cease to be. That is a hard fact for many people (including myself) to accept, […]

Are We All Born Limitless?

Are We All Born Limitless?

I am off to San Francisco today to pitch a radical new education project for children that aims to answer the question: ‘Are we all born limitless?’ It is a really bold and challenging new approach to education that raises a lot of questions. I am compelled to demonstrate that so much more can be […]

Living La Dolce Vita

Living La Dolce Vita

I am on holiday in Italy this week. I was thinking about taking the week off and not writing a post, but I realised that I learn just as much about life when I have time off as I do in my normal routine. Sometimes more. For me, it is very important to share with […]

They Used to Burn People at the Stake for Saying The World Wasn’t Flat

They Used to Burn People at the Stake for Saying The World Wasn’t Flat

I am a contrarian thinker. As a way of getting attention when I was growing up, I used to deliberately take the opposing view just to be argumentative. If it wasn’t for my mischievous grin, I would have got into far more trouble that I actually did. You can imagine just how many people found […]

Do something that makes you feel uncomfortable every day

Do something that makes you feel uncomfortable every day

I have a dream! I want to speak at TED. Many of the people who have inspired me have done this, and in my own way, I want to inspire a lot of people. The only problem is: I hate public speaking. I really feel the fear and it seems so unnatural! I am great […]