The Good Stuff
Yesterday I promised you a post about all the GOOD things that came out of my 365-day running streak. Yesterday[...]
The 365-day experiment
On 11 September 2016, I accidentally committed to running and blogging every day, with no end date. (You can read[...]
Surfing the (Design)Crowd
Although I had the cover for This Book Means Business designed some time ago, once I'd finished the book I[...]
Mickey and Minnie – for real
I've just discovered something that pleases me enormously. Apparently Wayne Anthony Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse for 32 years,[...]
Literacy – the currency of the knowledge economy
It's International Literacy Day today, as it has been every 8 September since UNESCO established it in 1965. We've come[...]
Lessons from Disney No.3: someone’s always watching
The last lesson I'm going to share with you/burden you with from our Disney experience is this: there's always someone[...]
Lessons from Disney No.2: keep moving
You'd think if any company had reached a point where it could rest on its laurels, it would be Disney.[...]
Lessons from Disney No.1: scale your ideas
I said yesterday I'd learned a few things about business in those few crazy family days at Disneyland Paris -[...]
It’s a rollercoaster. No, it really is.
We’ve been in Disneyland Paris for the last few days, and I’m writing this on the ferry back home, feeling[...]
Know your reader/customer
I recorded the intro and outro for Episode 77 of The Extraordinary Business Book Club yesterday, which was slightly surreal[...]
More William Zinsser
Another great quote today from William Zinsser’s On Writing Well (and no apologies – it’s genius and the only reason[...]
On Writing Well
As part of my book-for-every-year-of-my-life challenge, I’ve reached 1976 and William Zinsser’s classic On Writing Well (although I’ve cheated slightly[...]
Micro-niching the book
Yesterday I focused on the entrepreneurial aspect of Warren Knight’s story (you can listen to the full interview here), but[...]
You do it by doing it
In this week’s podcast episode, I talk to Warren Knight, speaker, consultant and author of Think #Digital First (you can[...]
Cover story
Creating a book cover is an exciting part of the publishing process, but also a notoriously difficult one. Sometimes authors[...]
A book for every year of my life
As well as running and blogging every day I have another daft habit game I’m playing with myself: ahead of[...]
350 and counting
Yesterday marked 350 days of running and blogging every day: nearly the year. And I'm going to make the year,[...]
Life balance – what does that mean, exactly?
What do you think of when you think of balance in life? One of my bootcampers is exploring this at[...]