The Age of Opportunity

Social isolation has been repeatedly shown to prospectively predict mortality and serious illness. Humans are uniquely connected to one another,  unsurprisingly being in isolation causes us unhappiness, which in turn causes illness. I often think our society has developed in a box like fashion: we live in boxes, we drive boxes and we work in boxes. My mum … More The Age of Opportunity

What Big Data Means for Skilled Volunteering

Big Data is a valuable consequence of the digital revolution. As more processes come online (paying bills, interacting with friends) we can collect and make use of data to make better decisions. The realm of skilled volunteering is (mistakingly) seen as distinctly unsexy. It’s abstract form and adjunct communications fail to harness the true life changing affect … More What Big Data Means for Skilled Volunteering

Impact Learning

As winning the war on talent climbs the corporate agenda, companies are  turning to community based activities to deliver inspiring learning and development programmes to retain, train and recruit the top talent. Mission: Difference is Give What  You’re Good At’s unique skilled team challenge service; mapped to enable a team to make the biggest difference … More Impact Learning

What Running The London Marathon Taught Me About Running a Business

The London Marathon is an unlikely business incubator, the sweat, pain, toilet ques and random strangers shouting your name bear little resemblance to the coffee stained papers and endless business administration; but running the marathon taught me many lessons that have helped me build a successful business. 1. Ask for support As I lined up … More What Running The London Marathon Taught Me About Running a Business

Is Romance the Sacrificial Lamb of the Digital Revolution?

I read a great article recently about how we are harnessing the power of the web to make our lives comfortable; when we should be harnessing the web to solve a real crisis, like our ageing population or obesity. It got me thinking about the many ways in which digital has changed our lives and … More Is Romance the Sacrificial Lamb of the Digital Revolution?

About me

    I love ideas that improve peoples lives. Presently I am building Clozer. My dream is to make it easy for great new ideas to get to market. I often wonder ‘What if the cure to cancer was inside the mind of someone that couldn’t sell’. That’s how Clozer began. I invest in several companies … More About me