Welcome to my personal website. My passion is making valuable connections between people and ideas. I’m retained by several organizations to do exactly that and enjoy taking on special projects.
I’m based in the UK at the moment and hope you will be in touch if you think that I can help you in some way or if you think that we could work together. Please have a read about the sort of things I’m up to.
Wednesday 4th December 2013, 5:19pm
They say that to be successful, you have to kiss a few frogs. That may suit the founder and CEO of Green Fuels, James Hygate. He is in the business of turning pond slime into jet fuel. The good news is that James has already met his prince. His firm, one of 16 which I’m [...]
Thursday 7th November 2013, 5:41pm
A colleague of mine is on the board of a well-known global company. A few years ago, knowing that he had spent time all over the world, I asked him to name his favourite city of all. Despite his immaculate appearance and British good manners, he is a fun chap, with a twinkle in his [...]
Friday 26th July 2013, 1:23pm
My hunch is that it isn’t particularly fashionable to defend Wonga, the loans company, at the moment. But a few things have been bugging me, so I wanted to share them. This week, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby told Wonga founder Errol Damelin; “We’re not in the business of trying to legislate you out of [...]
Wednesday 17th July 2013, 3:18pm
I’ve been thinking about funders quite a bit recently. In theory, their role is pretty straightforward. They fund things. But what else do they do, and what else could they do? Particularly here, I’m thinking about organisations which fund ‘good causes’, although this post could potentially apply to venture capitalists, angel investors and so on. [...]
Monday 15th July 2013, 1:29pm
“Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right seats.” Jim Collins. On June 1st, 2011, I dropped a note to my StartUp Britain co-founders. Its edited highlights read as follows; Hi All, Quick one; I have a friend with a bus…which has a [...]