Agile Thinking

Tempus fugit: time flies

In the dining room of my maternal grandparent’s house stood an old grandfather clock. Meals in that Burnley dining room were a time... Read More

The peril and the promise of zoom and gloom

Hope is not a strategy, but strategy gives you hope.  Hunker down, or innovate? What’s your instinct telling you about the ‘bets’ you... Read More

Lessons in entrepreneurship and value innovation from the Issa brothers

Many startups are currently focused on short-term aspirations, driven out of necessity to generate short-term results for survival. But the news last week... Read More

Take a ‘Walk On The Wild Side’

I now like to listen to music as background noise whilst I work. Previously, my preference was to work in silence, but while... Read More

There’s nothing that you can do that can’t be done

I remember hearing the lyrics to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds as one of the first songs that made me stop and really listen,... Read More

Podcasting from the factory floor

We were once an economy of factories. Now we’re an economy of ideas. The factory was a place of innovation, it converted cotton... Read More

How to avoid making slapdash U-turn decisions in your startup

At some point all startup leaders will make a bet-the-company decision. To make a good decision requires both prediction and judgment. But how do you... Read More

The innovator’s DNA of John Peel

Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don’t have any surface noise. I said, Listen, mate,... Read More

Startup founders: adopt the growth mindset of Eric Liddell

The announcement of the death of actor Ben Cross last week brought back memories of his role in the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire, when... Read More

My mentoring advice to startup founders: do the work that is in front of you

During lockdown I was ‘zoom mentoring’ a number of startup founders, focusing on them as a person, not their startup ventures, which were... Read More

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