On The Illusion Of Change

The Eleatics were an interesting bunch. They were a pre-Socratic school of philosophy founded by a guy called Parmenides in the early fifth century BC in the ancient town of Elea. They debated many things, some of which would blow your mind in terms of metaphysical concepts. One of the most mind-bending conclusions they arrived [...]

2021-01-21T06:05:02+00:00March 19th, 2018|General thoughts|

Dealing with change and why we tend not to

In my book 'Powered By Change' I reference a fascinating piece of research that was conducted by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors. The Association calculated that, out of a cross-section of companies of all shapes and sizes, 52% of businesses go bankrupt primarily because of “internal triggers” — meaning those in-house issues that [...]

2021-01-21T06:05:10+00:00March 12th, 2018|General thoughts|

The Real Reality

I’m fascinated by the way our brains actually operate, generating thoughts that generate our framework of what we call reality. I first became interested with the way we think when I studied Social Biology at college many years ago. This fascination never relented. Interestingly, it takes around half a second for something to happen and [...]

2021-01-21T06:06:04+00:00January 5th, 2018|General thoughts|

Human Versus Machine

In 1996, World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov was undoubtedly the most famous chess player in the world. On February 10th of the same year, in Philadelphia, following many months of reminding the public of his supreme dominance, he sat down to face an opponent called ‘Deep Blue’. This wasn’t an ordinary opponent of course, this [...]

2021-01-21T06:08:10+00:00January 4th, 2018|General thoughts|

Your Days Are Numbered

Have you ever wished there were more hours in the day to get things done? Have you ever wondered where you will find the time to read the books that people have suggested to you? How about the gym membership you bought at the start of the year that is yet to be used? If [...]

2021-01-21T06:08:17+00:00January 4th, 2018|General thoughts|

Unlocking Advanced Innovation

Over the last few decades in business I’ve seen many companies come and go. I’ve been on the frontline of hugely disruptive innovations and also the founder of several innovative startups, most of which were spectacularly, and sometimes painfully, unsuccessful. Throughout all this experience, when it comes to innovation, there is a common trait that [...]

2021-01-21T06:08:28+00:00January 4th, 2018|General thoughts|
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