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The Invite Only Podcast

Over the past couple of weeks, a friend of mine Nick Walter (CEO of a Mixed Reality Company) and I have been recording a pilot podcast. This is an invite-only episode – we are not pushing out via the usual channels, we are looking for podcast fans to listen and feedback. FYI: The sound is […]

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The Great Idea Partner Flow

I have been creating a lot of action plans and reviewing a number of pitches and ideas recently. One of the biggest forms of frustration in business is the brainwave to idea to validate concept, some people just don’t have the right opportunity to presents, others don’t have the right partner. I call this the […]

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“Bring your own algorithm”

Recently Twitter co-founder and current CEO Jack Dorsey suggested that they would consider allowing users to bring your own algorithm to Twitter. On the surface this is not the worst idea, why? Users could decide what algorithm works for them (it should work more like filters) and what they would like to see. I imagine […]

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Content Diet

Is it time you go on a content diet?  We consume more content than ever before.  I believe our daily scrolling now exceeds the height of the Eiffel Tower.  We are bombarded with content, we cannot really get away from content of all shapes and sizes, quantity has overtaken quality, it’s a battleground; the good, […]

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Virtual Meeting Rules

Virtual meetings are tricky. They create team fatigue, they create greater MRS (meeting recovery syndrome), and without proper guidance or agreed principles, they often lose the zip and the punch required. The silent people on your next video call meeting are likely more frustrated with the format as they are with the same people talking […]

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Remote Pitching & Tips To Improve Them

Recently I have sat in a number of remote pitches for a few clients and advising brands. It’s been tricky for remote pitchers, especially with tech issues. Something I have noticed is how badly the remote video conferencing tools are for two or more pitching and hosting meetings with a Q&A element.  I have been on […]

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Daily & Weekly Prioritisation

Time management and getting everything done has always been difficult if we had the secret sauce we probably wouldn’t share it.  Working agency side and looking after larger teams really did help to shape my priortisation, you often learn from mistakes but when you try and juggle numerous demands from mundane tasks, challenging people issues […]

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Introducing Leaders Letters Newsletter

Each week I write a leaders letter (it’s a dedicated newsletter) for focus.  It’s one action to take and one thing to work on every Monday morning.  The leaders signed up are from Google, Facebook, EA, a number of venture capital companies, and startup founders.  I am now twenty letters in and have written many […]

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Office Politics Are Optional

This blog was prompted by speaking to a number of company founders and big company leadership teams. Here is the worst kept secret no-one wants to discuss at the moment: It might feel like they are not. It might feel like your organisation is set up to reward the political, the people who play games, […]