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

Middle Aged Obesity

The Problem Up until recently (now 25 years old) I didn’t put on weight. I could happily eat ‘crap’ and not worry about the consequences. That’s not unique by any means – lots of guys are similar. It appears to...

/ December 31, 2012

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

Sustainable Fitness

I believe in sustainable fitness, such that we should be able to remain healthy and active late into life. This approach requires science, moderation and discipline. It revolves around good nutrition and a variety of exercise. General ‘principles’ I subscribe...

/ August 10, 2012

1 Year Later – Running and Weight Lifting in Barefoot Shoes

It’s safe to say barefoot shoes (specifically Vibram FiveFingers) have changed my life. In particular the way I train and run. They change your cadence and posture when running – resulting in shorter, lighter strides. This is particularly beneficial when...

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...