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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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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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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Charity Stereotypes: The good the bad and the ugly

Monday, February 4, 2013

Last week I went to an event hosted by the Charity Leaders’ Exchange about stereotypes and the charity sector. Chaired by Karl Wilding Head of Policy, Research and Foresight, NCVO the…

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Sincere apologies for the inconvenience

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Virgin are so often used as an example of how to provide good service, yet every time I travel with Virgin trains I have a totally crap customer service…

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The Dragonfly Effect – its all wings and analogies

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Dragonfly Effect is a book by Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith about ways to use social media to drive social change. They use the analogy of the…

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Do you check your mobile when you are on the toilet?

Saturday, July 14, 2012

At the Institute of Fundraising Convention last week there was a lot of talk around technology enabled giving (or TEG, yes, we have a delightful new technology enabled…

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Why we have our best ideas in the shower

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

This evening I watched the live stream of a RSA talk by Jonah Lehrer about new research that is deepening our understanding of the human imagination. Not actually…

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I’ve never cried in a hardware store before. Although perhaps you have.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

I was in E Hayes & Sons in Invercargill in New Zealand. A strange place to hang out on holiday amidst the natural beauty of New Zealand’s South…

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