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These are extraordinary times, with unprecedented market turmoil. We are all experiencing uncertainty over the duration of this lockdown period, with many service businesses scrambling to take their offerings online.  What IS certain is that the business, education and service interface has changed, with technology an enabler and connector like never before. Demand will continue … Continue reading Business survival

3 ways to put yourself out of your comfort zone this year

I seem to continuously put myself out of my comfort zone, and not always intentionally. As a curious person I  like to say "yes" to opportunities, and set goals that lead to interesting places. One of these was Paris, late last year, en-route to Web Summit in Lisbon. The Goddess of Victory stands proudly in the … Continue reading 3 ways to put yourself out of your comfort zone this year

How can tech take your business forward?

I was lucky enough to get along to Web Summit in Lisbon recently with 70,000 other attendees including a live-streamed Edward Snowden kicking the event off with a caution about data collection and privacy. AI (artificial intelligence) was a hot topic, with Microsoft’s President Brad Smith stating that AI would be as revolutionary for our society … Continue reading How can tech take your business forward?

Leadership, and a high performance culture

I’ve been self-employed, a business co-founder/owner, and have worked in high-growth tech companies. There is NO DOUBT that culture eats strategy for breakfast, and there is a huge opportunity cost in getting that wrong. I recently had the pleasure of catching up with Mel Rowsell, who has published her book Leadership for the Fourth Age. Mel provides … Continue reading Leadership, and a high performance culture

Have adventures and put yourself out of your comfort zone

Out of your comfort zone is where growth happens. My BHAG this year is to become a multisporter, and train for the iconic Coast to Coast race. I had the privilege of supporting a two-day team this year, which was inspirational. It's all about the journey, and getting to the start line. I am  inspired by … Continue reading Have adventures and put yourself out of your comfort zone