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  • 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.

    From the Blog

    High Societies

    Thursday 7th May 2015, 5:50pm

    This week, I had dinner with a group of students and their teacher. Between them they run, and in some cases are about to take over, their college entrepreneurship society. As a group they were incredibly bright, ambitious, fun and enthusiastic. As we chatted, I heard about some of the guests they had welcomed to [...]

    8 guaranteed ways to totally smash your ‘to do’ list in 2015

    Sunday 11th January 2015, 7:27pm

    There is a certain type of person who, despite having the same number of hours in the day as the rest of us, seems to get an unusual amount done. Whether running businesses or ultra-marathons, they just keep making things happen. Call them successful, call them driven. They are massively productive. More intriguing, I have [...]

    The Connector Unit

    Tuesday 15th July 2014, 4:58pm

    A few months ago, I went to an event hosted by the Behavioural Insights Team, also known as the Nudge Unit. They are in the business of trying to “apply behavioural insights in support of social purpose goals”. A practical example would be by prompting people to join the Organ Donor Register using reciprocity messages [...]

    12 must-haves in the perfect 2-minute pitch

    Monday 31st March 2014, 11:13am

    “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.” So said Rudyard Kipling, and with his exceedingly good phrase in mind, I spent an intoxicating evening in the company of the most recent Wayra cohort. In case you don’t know, Wayra is the accelerator programme which invests in, houses and connects technology start-ups [...]

    Shifting Careers

    Wednesday 12th March 2014, 5:33pm

    As a child, one of my favourite TV programmes was Mr Benn. I was a fan of the funny little man, long before his uncle started selling rice. You may remember that he used to be a regular at that dressing-up shop, run by the fez-wearing chap who may, with hindsight, have been Geoffrey Durham. [...]

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