Instead of constantly working, moving from one task to the next, let's explore ways to manage stress and burnout, be more appreciative of our lives, value our opportunities and challenges, whilst enjoying a positive perspective on life.
The political establishment's attachment to wealth creation and private profit will do this country no good, and I welcome the growing tide of opposition.
One of the most encouraging things to emerge from the scheme is the number of female applicants. A third of all our lending has gone to women, bucking the national trend which currently stands at around 17% of all business start-ups being created by women.
It sometimes feels that a week doesn't pass without a high profile example of business falling short of the standards expected by customers and wider society. In light of the tax controversy involving one of our biggest banks that continues to dominate headlines - this latest poll perhaps comes as no surprise.
With so many influential businesses working out of Tech City, it's understandable that such a wide array of consumer technology originates from Shoreditch.
The tried and tested continental practice of the bed tax is one such improvement that I find hard to ignore.
We need new thinkers who are digital natives, not just generating the exciting new intellectual property but being immersed in the technology to create and distribute this to the waiting world.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but Taxi drivers probably need to accept the future of Uber being here to stay, as they did with minicabs. Let's not forget that as recently as 2009 there have been protests by black-cab drivers over minicabs when their business was licenced and formalised to make them safer.
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At no age should someone be sold the promise of valuable work experience and then be made to sit in an unwelcoming, toxic environment and made to act as a kitchen-cleaning, lunch-making, telephone-switchboard
Consumer behaviour has been altered significantly by the rise of social media and mobile technology. Today's banking customers are always connected, always online and heavily influenced by social recommendations and word of mouth.
If we feel that we are engaging with people on a level basis, because we can or want to help them or for purely social reasons, there are no issues. But as soon as we have a desired outcome, we start to feel uncomfortable.
These are just some of the trends I predict for the coming year. But the L&D world is constantly evolving, with so many innovative ideas, and it will be very interesting to look back at the end of 2015 and see what really turned out to be the biggest trend.
The McKinsey Global Institute recently published a report on global debt, which pointed out that it has risen by $57 trillion since 2007 representing an annualized increase of 5.3 per cent. Between 2000 and 2007, global debt increased at an annualized rate of 7.3 per cent and that was seen as being unsustainably high.
They're not in the slightest bit embarrassed about having huge global plans for their own business and believe they, as a nation, are in it together for the long haul. They have a collective social conscience and are determined to ensure India's growth benefits the many not just the few.
It's true that economic policy is not the only reason any of us supports a particular party but it is significant. I'm also very clear that we do need to pursue social justice and a society that works for all as well as a strong economy that can pay our bills. I've not a scintilla of doubt that Ed Miliband wants both of these things just as much as I do.