Have you ever had an idea you wish you had thought of?

Monday, June 3, 2013

Yes – me too. Loads in fact. We have all had the “<option to insert expletive> I wish I thought of that” moment. And in London on Thursday…

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Did you know that Hobbits are 3ft tall? You do now.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I quite surprised myself by how excited I was about visiting Hobbiton. I haven’t even seen the film The Hobbit (but I couldn’t possibly admit that to the…

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Decisive – can you have your cake and eat it?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Chip and Dan Heath have done it again. First they helped us make our messages memorable with Made to Stick, then they showed us how to make lasting…

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In the dark – an unusual dining experience

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Last week I went to a rather unusual London restaurant. It’s called Dans le Noir and as the name suggests diners enjoy their meal in total and complete…

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Science and creativity

Sunday, March 17, 2013

This week I watched the BBC programme Horizon about creative thinking. Scientists are trying to understand what happens in our brains before and during what they call ‘creative…

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You change people’s lives. Be bold not British.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Every February divers from all over the world gather at The Royal Geographical Society in London for the London Diving Chamber lectures in aid of The Scuba Trust….

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Flying closer to the sun

Thursday, January 31, 2013

On 18th June 2012 Seth Godin launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds for a new book. Three hours later he reached his $40,000 goal. By the…

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Are you passionate about your job?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

On Tuesday I went to listen to wildlife film producers Patrick Morris and Huw Cordey tell their stories about the making of the BBC series Life and Planet…

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Pillows, helmets and hygiene

Monday, September 10, 2012

Dave Brailsford, Team GB Cycling Performance Director attributes much of his teams’ recent Olympic success to incremental improvements. The principle of incremental improvements across the cycling team came…

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For Sale: baby shoes, never worn

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fundraisers, think about your most successful fundraising campaign, mailing, event, individual gift, trust application or corporate pitch. I bet that they all have something in common. In some…

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