Category: Personal Musings

Reflecting on 15 Months of Travel

Last year I sold my car, donned a 40 litre backpack and took a one way flight to Bangkok. The morning of arrival I was sitting on a tiny plastic chair, at the side of the street, eating rice porridge watching monks...

/ August 15, 2015

The Velcro Theory of Memory – Or Why Radically New Info Takes Longer To Learn

Have you ever decided to learn something new, something outside of your comfort zone, and found yourself frustrated at your slow speed of learning? You’re usually quick at picking up things, but the new subject area just doesn’t sink in as...

/ August 12, 2015

Making Decisions: A Technique For Making Them Faster

I’ve never been a fast decision maker. My natural tendency was to weigh up all the options before diving in. Whilst this is great in some situations, in many others it’s slow and time consuming. You might call it a...

/ March 10, 2015

Mind Expanding Joe Rogan Videos

I’ve long been a big fan of the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. If you haven’t come across it before, it’s worth checking out. Every now and again there’s some great nuggets of wisdom shared. Luckily there’s a bunch of YouTube...

Creating Reality

N.B. This post is me trying to put into longer form my understanding, and belief, in the ideas expressed in the We’re Living in the Matrix video with Joe Rogan and Thomas Campbell. It’s a little out there and random,...

Future of Labour

It seems clear to me that as we continue to automate the more mundane jobs the online jobs are going to thrive. Those that create the digital experience will have the potential to earn the big bucks. It’s a trend...

/ March 31, 2013

Put People First

What career should I choose? Or even simpler, what sort of job should I get next?

/ March 23, 2013

Success Metrics

I had a depressing realisation recently. If you earn £45k for the next 20 years, and put 50% of that towards your house it’ll buy you a house around £450k. Not THAT much for all that time. Don’t most of...

/ March 21, 2013

Tribes

Watching a recent TED talk – Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone She discusses the effect of mobile phones on our social construct. Sherry noted our human need to ‘not be alone’ and how we’re shaping conversations over digital interactions rather...

/ January 6, 2013

Collaborative Working, Thousands of Miles Apart

“Having recently embarked on a web development project with a friend (Bobby) I’ve been learning a lot about collaborative working. After working together at a hackathon we took things to the next level with a freelance job agreed at Google...

/ October 9, 2012