Category: Wellbeing

  • On Suicide.

    On Suicide.

    Might helping people who consider suicide, to feel less trapped and more in control, be helpful to managing suicidal thoughts?

  • Mike’s theory of arcs and angles

    Mike’s theory of  arcs and angles

    One goal, which path would you take? Imagine you had a goal – perhaps to lose weight or to learn a skill, or even to build some capacity/capability as a person, team, company or country. Lets call that goal ‘B’ and your starting point – now – is ‘A’. The sharp angle path Now imagine […]

  • I Want to Help One Billion People Prioritise Their Happiness

    I Want to Help One Billion People Prioritise Their Happiness

    A very bizarre set of events led me to discover Mo Gawdat and his movement onebillionhappy. This highly inspiring man who could, by all accounts, be sitting in his wealth, isolated from everything that is going on in the world, is instead on an audacious mission to help ONE BILLION people figure out and focus […]

  • Lessons from a #LinkyBrains event no one else came to

    Lessons from a #LinkyBrains event no one else came to

    The LinkyBrains movement is purely accidental. It has gained and is gaining momentum primarily through small groups of people meeting to have coffee, some lunch or just a walk. What brings them together is the idea of different mindsets, curiosity, meeting kindred spirits – whatever. These ‘coffees’ are shabby-chic. There is often no structure, no […]

  • Three thoughts on April 14.

    Three thoughts on April 14.

    I probably could have had a better, more clicky title. Can the crowd save the world? My wife and I had a BBQ today. It started out as my idea and it worked beautifully, the end, it was ‘our’ BBQ – everyone who attended. At one point there were going to be 50 people coming […]

  • 10 Days into #LinkyBrains and this is what it's about for me.

    10 Days into #LinkyBrains and this is what it's about for me.

    10 mad days It has been the maddest 10 days of my life and I’ve had plenty mad. Time to reflect on this LinkyBrain thing – taking in all the feedback  that’s rolling in from chats, blog posts and spontaneous conversations and I’d like to share them. Here are my reflections, 10 days in. LinkyBrains […]

  • March's 30 Day Challenge: 2 minutes of high knees + 3 minutes of push ups!

    March's 30 Day Challenge: 2 minutes of high knees + 3 minutes of push ups!

    5 Minutes seems the right amount of time To get to a very nice sweat – with the right exercises of course. The 30 Day Plank Challenge was phenomenal! My back, legs and core feel so much more reliable. I think that they are so effective that I will keep doing them every other day, […]

  • My 15 Year List of Ideas is a Ready Made Company Selector

    My 15 Year List of Ideas is a Ready Made Company Selector

    For the last 15 years I’ve maintained a list of ideas to build – things that both excite me and improve the world. I’ve kept it pruned, adding new ideas, removing those that no longer seem viable and adding more details of the idea over time to those that still do. It turns out this […]

  • My first week of Helpful Conversations

    My first week of Helpful Conversations

    Last week I started having Office Hours to have conversations with anyone who wanted  the benefit of my experience in startups, tech and a few other things from my 25+ years in the software space. Using the awesome ‘Booked’ wordpress plugin – which I had acquired for another idea that I was launching last year […]

  • I'm Delighted By: Fitness Blender

    I'm Delighted By: Fitness Blender

    In my previous life as an agile coach, I travelled a lot and stayed in hotels, airbnbs and other accommodation. Most didn’t have gyms and, to be honest, I’m not really a gym person. Now anyone who knows consulting, knows you eat out almost exclusively whilst on the road and anyone who knows me, knows I […]