Vinny the Pug Champion Rock Climber

Monday, January 2, 2012

Last year I met a lot of exciting and wonderful folk making a difference in the worlds of both fundraising and innovation. However, one character in particular grabbed…

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I love infographics

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I love infographics. I love infographics so much that I’ve written a blog about them. An infographic is short for ‘information graphic’ and is a visual representation of…

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Failure – it’s the real thing

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Last week I ran an innovation breakfast for fundraising leaders with the creative team from Sandbox. One of the key discussion points was that in order to innovate…

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Better to aim too high and miss

Sunday, July 24, 2011

For me customer service is really important. Often I’m criticised for having too high expectations of people. I don’t think I do. I just think most people have…

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A story of fish and focus

Monday, June 20, 2011

Imagine the scene, a small Mediterranean island, miles of beautiful beaches, warm sunshine, fragrant olive groves and a scattering of tavernas serving local, fresh food and wine. A…

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Are you an Eater or a Baker? The Art of Enchantment

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

For me the word ‘enchantment’ conjures up images of scenes straight out of a fairy tale; beautiful princesses, handsome princes, mysterious breadcrumb trails, charmed forests and magic spells….

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Stop caring what the other kids think

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Last week I happened upon the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. To be honest it’s more like a museum of nostalgia as the core audience seems to…

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My Groupon story…….”But they still whip up an amazing fish curry”

Friday, April 1, 2011

From half price pedicures to cheap jive lessons to exclusive restaurant deals, Groupon offers you daily deals in your local area. The deal only activates if enough people…

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If you are alive and breathing there is still time

Saturday, March 26, 2011

On Sunday 13 March I went to a School of Life Sunday Sermon. If singing Eye of the Tiger at 11 o clock on a Sunday morning with…

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Deep sea creatures and volcanic vents…

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Did you know that at least half the planet is covered in water that is more than 2 miles deep?  And that there are volcanic vents of the…

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