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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

Hairloss: Lessons Learnt Fighting It

October 2020 Note: This post was authored back in 2013, and 7 years later, I’d expect the hair loss landscape to have changed a bit. So fair warning, this is an old article. — As someone for whom hair loss...

/ January 2, 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

Success Is Easier Than Ever… Or Is It?

Never before has so much information been at our finger tips. Books, blogs, Wikipedia, YouTube, Khan academy… The list goes on! Not just this, but we have every man and their dog offering advice on what worked for them, what...

The People You Spend Time With

This post is a response to Leo’s great article; ‘The people you spend time with‘. Skim read it if you haven’t, but the premise is simple: You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with....

Removing Facebook Distractions

Facebook can be a time drain & also depressing at times. Typically users choose only to post that which is “good” or interesting; neglecting that which isn’t. So while you’re peeking into other peoples lives and getting depressed at your...

Following your passion / Iterating

A luxury of living in a developed country in the 21st century is the freedom to choose a career or interest you are passionate about. There is no mandate to stick at something you don’t enjoy. However there may be...

Making Receipts Digital

Was thinking earlier, as I was sifting through the accumulated receipts in my wallet, that there has to be a better way to do this. We’ve managed to make lots of things digital already… so this can’t be too difficult....

Winning Isn’t Normal

Remember one thing… winning isn’t normal. That doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with winning. It just isn’t the norm. It is highly unusual… so it requires unusual action. In order to win, you must do extraordinary things. Great article...