I have a cunning plan

My goal is “A world where business and purpose collide”. Basically, this means a world where we have thriving communities supported by thriving businesses. This is an optimistic goal, and one where the cynic says hang-on, I can’t change the world. This is true, but my cunning plan is to help other people change theContinue reading “I have a cunning plan”

Mentoring

Lately I’ve been really enjoying helping others on their various journeys. Well I would define it more as more supporting and being a sounding board. Being a “sounding board” has been so rewarding and something I’m keen to keep on doing – so I thought I’d do a bit of up-skilling. Mentoring is only oneContinue reading “Mentoring”

Positive change is the ‘why’ for your thoughts

Thought leaders must generate conversations. Conversations must generate action. Actions must generate positive change This seems simple but whether it’s in business, social services or even politics, it provides a basic rule of thumb for what “thought leaders” should be striving for. Ideas are great, action has to follow but positive change is what it’sContinue reading “Positive change is the ‘why’ for your thoughts”

A bit of cynicism is fine but don’t dismiss the awesome reality

Someone commented on LinkedIn that purpose at work is just a con – a way that profit hunger managers and owners can get their staff more engaged, simply so they can earn even more profit. Owning a business called The Optimistic Cynic, I totally understand the point they’re trying to make here. There will beContinue reading “A bit of cynicism is fine but don’t dismiss the awesome reality”

Do something

I have just attended a Waster Workshop hosted by Mainstream Green and the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce – enabled by the WDC. I’ve been a bit flat lately (the concussion didn’t help but that’s another story) but you simply can’t help but be inspired by Nicola Turner talking so passionately and practically about reducing waste.Continue reading “Do something”

Finally – my money follows my mouth

Well I’ve finally put my money where my mouth is – and it’s fair enough to say “about time”. I have often spread the message about the great work being done by Duffle & Co. A social enterprise that is competing on the quality of their products as well as their purpose. They provide incomeContinue reading “Finally – my money follows my mouth”

Speak Out! Take Action!

While only a brief mention here on our television news, the football team San Diego Loyal’s move to walk off the pitch midway through a game following a alleged homophobic slur against one of their players certainly brought international attention to the issue. Allegations of racist and homophobic insults have of course been made before,Continue reading “Speak Out! Take Action!”

It’s still gold

Almost 10 years on, what Sir Paul Callaghan said while presenting in March 2011 still holds true. We need to understand the true drivers for our economy – and even back then he knew it wasn’t tourism or politician identified ‘knowledge’. Niche tech – as identified and researched by entrepreneurs, not bureaucrats and certainly notContinue reading “It’s still gold”