This is the first in a series of posts I'll be sharing on here about living a more productive and profitable creative life.
1) If it's about money, i...
Back in the 1980's I did what many had done before me, I left my small town and moved to London to pursue my fortune. I grew up in the industrial town of Luton in Bedfordshire and for most of my childhood I expected a future that was like my father's, to work in one of the many factories that dotted the town
Supporting brands owned by parent companies that test on animals will ultimately come down to personal opinion and not from cruelty free labelling. They may still be considered cruelty free by practice, but consumers may choose not to have their money going towards a company that tests on animals.
Partly addressing the doubts surrounding her commitment to prison reform, last week Secretary of State for Justice Liz Truss unveiled a new White Pape...
I'm really interested in how consumers will understand the impacts of these new fabrics. Jenny talked about how the company approaches trust and transparency for their customer by using certifications
While it may sometimes feel like the ground is moving beneath our feet, there's one fundamental shift underway that is cause for hope rather than alar...
I've been dealing with this for years and some days I win and other days I don't... I think depressed people are capable of putting up with a hell of a lot more than those that don't!
I just hope that is not what Hilary Clinton is doing today. Someone who has got that close to being the first female president of the USA clearly isn't stupid. But in my experience, anyone who has a positive Plan B in their sights, one that's both positive and achievable, will be OK.
In an era where many marketers are obsessed with questions of purpose and social responsibility, politics have run away in the opposite direction, embracing the bad habits marketing is trying to leave behind.
Social media meninists and radio shock jocks will ask - in synthetically sympathetic tones - whether this isn't just a fuss over nothing. But the pay gap isn't a generational overhang and it isn't going away any time soon. Discrimination isn't a game. Poverty isn't a game.
Improvement in suicide rates for me is all about changing the environment. At work, in the City and elsewhere, men must be encouraged to seek help when the burden gets too great. How can we encourage men to open up and seek help without shame and stigma? We cannot just sit back and watch.
The pace of technological change is increasing. Which means some paradigm shift might be accelerating towards us, about to transform our lives in even more dramatic ways. To unexpectedly (mis)quote Donald Rumsfeld, right now, we don't know what we don't know. But that doesn't mean we can't shape our own future or control our own destinies. The Tories will leave all this to chance because they are ideologically wedded to outdated orthodoxies about the primacy of the market. But that isn't an adequate response to the tidal wave of change that is about to wash over us.
I would be lying if I said starting a business after I left school was part of my big plan. Starting a business was probably somewhere along my timeline of goals, but at 18 it certainly wasn't.
It's been a long time since trade was such a hot button topic when talking politics. Tip O'Neill, a former Speaker of the US House of Representatives, often used to say that "all politics is local" and, to an extent, that mind-set remains true today. In one of the most politically unpredictable years in recent history, trade is being used as a catch-all scapegoat for a range of local issues.
What is it with men and hugs? The other week after an episode of The Apprentice, Twitter lit up with clips and comments on the "man-hug that never was" between the latest victim of the boardroom, Oliver, and one of his team mates, Paul.
It is tempting to think the rise in self-employment and the gig economy represent some sort of return to the genuine market economy of the Eighteenth Century, a time when people traded with each other to survive as the industrial revolution gave them the tools with which to do so.