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
Manage your inner chimp and get your startup mindset back to work
I’m longing for those summer pastimes – lazy days spent idling in the sun, watching the local cricket, lying on the grass and... Read More
I’m all lost in the supermarket: empowering customers through self-service technology
We all expect a ‘smooth and simple’ digital experience, including fast authentication and log-in, as well as seamless web and mobile interactivity. However,... Read More
Inner-vation: step outside your comfort zone
It’s the fifteenth series of Celebrity Masterchef, a competition turning people who normally struggle to make a basic chicken stir-fry into people with fancy... Read More
Does your startup have a moonshot ambition?
The photo is Buzz Aldrin wearing a Burnley FC hat, taken some four years ago when Buzz was in Lancashire: Astronaut, entrepreneur and... Read More
Do not adjust your mind – there is a fault with reality
The title of this blog is a quote from famed Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing, a controversial and unconventional practitioner, whose progressive methods caused... Read More
How to start thinking about tomorrow: hope is not a strategy, but strategy can provide hope.
The COVID pandemic has wrought enormous personal and social damage, upending countless lives. It is serving as a catalyst to embrace the need... Read More
Stand on the shoulders of giants, and focus on innovation whilst in isolation
The lockdown has deprived us of the communal spirit in our lives. Many of us feel this loss acutely, especially as the days... Read More
Startups are like a game of chess: what to do now and next?
Startups need to out-manoeuvre the uncertainty hanging over them from COVID-19, but what to do now and next? The containment policies aimed at... Read More
How to make home-working productive for your startup venture
Fresh, home-made lunch and no commuting while we deal with coronavirus has made us all homeworkers out of necessity, but whilst I’ve enjoyed... Read More