Rants and buzzwords

Monday, July 8, 2013

I spent most of last week at the Institute of Fundraising Convention. It is the annual event in London for fundraisers in the UK to learn, network and…

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Ten tips to get the best deal every time

Friday, June 28, 2013

I’ve just finished reading Everything is Negotiable by Gavin Kennedy. Great book. Whatever you do in life this book will help you negotiate better deals for yourself. What…

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Dennis the piranha

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Last week I went out on the Southbank in London with my dad. His proper name is Stan Gower.  As we walked past the London Aquarium his eyes…

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When people meet each other things happen

Friday, June 7, 2013

Ideas are a series of connections put together in new ways. Successful organisations consider their working environments carefully in order to optimise ‘water cooler’ moments where colleagues can…

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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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Get out from behind your desk

Friday, May 31, 2013

I’ve just finished reading The Science of Serendipity by Matt Kingdon one of the partners behind The Innovation Company ?Whatif! The majority of us love a diagram to…

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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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Raising colon our game

Thursday, March 28, 2013

I’ve spent the last couple of days in Dublin at the Fundraising Ireland National Conference Raising: Our game. You can see my pick of the conference Tweets in my…

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Cafe de Mort – a scary dining experience

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Last night I joined some other brave (read stupid) people in a pop up restaurant in the crypt at St Andrews Church in Holborn for some unusual dining…

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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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