Mike Sutton

Mike has been building software things for 20+ years, helping companies become better versions of themselves for 7+ years and has been learning and failing with startups for 10+ years.

He is a friend, a son and a brother. He is husband to one, father to four. Mike is a human being seeking joyful collaboration with other souls.

Yes, learning is hard. But do it anyway.

It seems popular, these days, for coaches and consultants to talk about ‘continuous learning’ or the ‘learning organisation’.

I can’t write about colonialism or the Commonwealth

I’ve been trying, without success, for the last month to write a blog post on the curse of colonialism and the abomination that is the Commonwealth.

I finally get Trump

I finally get him. He is a terrible United States President.
He is also the best one to catalyse the demise of this dying empire.

“Negotiating sex is rather difficult”

Even if you don’t read this post, go watch this: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-42171536/world-hacks-the-secret-ring-helping-women-protect-themselves-from-hiv There is so much in the western media of sexual harassment and assault, so I want to also draw attention to this – I saw a recent BBC video about a secret ring that some women in Malawi are testing to protect themselves against HIV from partners who they cannot ‘negotiate sex’ with OR even negotiate them putting on a condom.

Day 1: I am Rohingya #51Days

Today as part of my #51days act of solidarity, I shall change my twitter profile to ‘I am Rohingya” The Rohingya are an ethnic group that live in Myanmar – formerly Burma – they are mostly Muslims in a country that is predominantly Buddhist.

51 days of solidarity and advocacy.

There are 51 days until Christmas 2016.

Passion, care and the Agile Manifesto is really all you need.

As I sat with a professional services team at my client, launching into my tried and tested description of what agility means and how to do it sustainably, the last 11 years of my life flashed in front of me and I saw something that I hadn’t realised before.

I am tired.

I’m tired, very very tired of trying to build startups.

I’m delighted by…Shade Station

What: Prescription glasses, Prescription Sunglasses online When: 28th June 2016 Address/Website: http://shadestation.co.uk 5 things that delighted me: Huge choice of prescription specs – I wanted wraparounds Really affordable.

My Camino is over for now. I walked 255 km for ME/CFS

In January 2016, I committed to take my dog – Maya – on a really long walk and I committed to use the walk to raise money and awareness for more investment into the medical conditions: Myalgic Encephalitis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and FibroMyalgia.

Make a donation and I’ll speak with, coach, train or mentor your team for 1 day.

A gift for your company or team.

#MikesLongWalk: Join My Walk From Home

This Saturday – May 7th, my Long Walk on the Camino de Santiago will begin.

Planning a camino for a busy guy and his 31kg dog

This post was written by Maria J Bellido.

Update 2: The sort of final route, other bits and being a rainbow

I’m going for a 255km walk to raise funds and awareness for M.E/CFS and to, well, just walk.

An Open Letter To Berlin

Dear Berlin, I wish I could say it was lovely seeing you on my last visit, but sadly not – and therein lies the reason for this letter.