Following graduation in 1989 I rented a tiny, cell-like office in York for £17 a month. My entrepreneurial career had started. But getting to that point (and years later being able to create and grow a company on a global stage) was the result of one man's inspiration and devotion to flipping classrooms. Read More
Have You Been Mis-sold Christmas?
Calls you don't want Hold onto to your festive hats folks. It's emerging billions of people worldwide may have been mis-sold Christmas. Mis-sold Christmas - what, more porky pies? Stories about flying reindeer, sacks of presents disappearing down chimneys and a white-bearded jolly soul riding a sky-high sleigh, may, just may, contain a whiff of untruth... Read More
My Biggest Fear: Time to Confess and Confront
Fears: confess and confront Last month's post was published days before I completed my first marathon. For me, the run was three hours of joy followed by 96 minutes of unrelenting pain. Finishing provoked elation, tears and disbelief... Read More
Detecting Meaningful Success
Image courtesy of ITV In fewer than 7 days I embark on another uncertain journey in search of meaningful success. But, unlike my current solo visit to Colombia, I am questioning my ability to complete the 'trip' and know 'pain' will be a regular companion... Read More
Are you a Network Olympian?
Are you a Network Olympian? IEEC 2016 delegates on your marks... And get set for this unique opportunity to take the unofficial title of Olympic Champion at this year's event in Liverpool. Read More
Can you be a money-saving mastermind? 'Cash is king' is a phrase every adviser has shared with me. Run out of money and your business dies... Read More
Brexit Wrecks it (For the Moment)
Brexit wrecks it (for the moment) If Brexit wrecks, BRITISH universities can take nothing for granted ever again. The days when we can count on a steady stream of foreign students to shore up the nation’s depleting higher education coffers are gone. Brexit wrecks it... Read More
Lose yourself in Euro Fantasy
With many colleagues, clients, friends & family working in education, I'm aware life within the sector has many challenging issues. Then, on June 23rd we voted ourselves out of the EU and to cap it all, England exited the Euros following ignominious defeat to Iceland... Read More