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
When I was 9 my beloved older sister emigrated to Australia. To soften the blow my mum brought me a writing set. I’d sit down at my desk each week to write a little snapsnot ‘the cat brought a mouse in, a girl at school was sick in her lunch, I love Take That… etc’. … More Don’t Send that e-mail
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
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
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
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?
Your success depends on you. Your happiness depends on you. You have to steer your own course. You have to shape your own fortune. You have to educate yourself. You have to do your own thinking. You have to live with your own conscience. Your mind is yours and can be used only by you. … More Keys To Success B.C Forbes 1917
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