Relatively quiet day today so only had a few chances to test out the Glass. These days I spend mostly working on the Mindlogr project, and because it is in prototype phase right now, with the emphasis being on feature development, it means I don’t get out much! Anyways, today I popped down to our..
Today was a quiet day and usually I’d try to keep my head out of the computer and spend the time doing some gardening, cooking up a storm or chilling in front of the TV. Perhaps some household chores would also creep into this mix somehow! With that in mind I was reluctant to try..
So up till now I haven’t had a reason to be travelling into central London, but that was about to change as I headed out to Goodge Street station where I would then make my way to Birbeck College for a Mensa IQ test. I had booked this a while ago before I got married..
The main activity of the day which I wanted to test the Glass with was our group tennis coaching at my local tennis club. During my walk there I could test whether or not the voice recognition would work over the loud traffic sounds and it did, but only about 50% of the time. Quite..
So second day of having the Google Glass has been quite interesting. Firstly I was keen to see how the battery would last, so I charged it full at the beginning of the day and see how it panned out over the day. The battery lasted till about 9pm from a full charge around 11am…
I’ve been into technology ever since I was a kid, which ultimately lead me down the path of pursuing a career in computing. I’ve also been an avid fan of Star Trek for many years and so when the opportunity came to get my hands on the Google Glass, I did not hesitate! You might..
….you have to keep moving forward. 2014 has been a turning point year for me. There can’t be many times in an entrepreneurs life that so many things can happen to cause a great amount of change, and for me, both personally and professionally, this has been a year to remember. Besides getting married which..
Often in an entrepreneurs life, there comes times when big decisions have to be made in order to focus on what’s important and lately I’ve had to make a few of these myself that has taught me some more lessons in focus. I think for a while, I thought that it was possible for me..
When I’m out talking to people about business, technology or their start-up ideas, I get asked often why I think their idea hasn’t taken off or gotten traction. Although I’m not a leading expert in the field of traction, what I can observe is that there seems to be an epidemic in Britain today with..
The internet is a minefield of a million services and unless they are a recognized global brand, you probably come across services every single day, wondering are these people trustworthy? It’s the biggest question of them all, whether or not you are going to business with them, and this will depend on how much you..
In our life we have many interesting days, from the day we are born to graduation day at university. What’s interesting is that whilst trying to remember my various birthday’s, with today being my 39th, I can hardly remember any of the early years ones. Our parents spent all that time and effort, year on..
I’ve been looking at places where you can go to submit a start-up as this is a good way of getting initial exposure, especially to the start-up community who are a bunch of inquisitive and smart people. Before you start submitting sites, you should have a press kit made up which contains images of your..
I was talking to Owen, a good friend of mine who does street magic, you might have seen him in Covent Garden before (check out www.roadmage.com), and we were discussing the whole topic of decision making and from that discussion I wanted to share the idea of the maze. So basically Owen is in a..
Admittedly there are many rules and clichés in life, however if you think hard about it, a cliché is only a cliché because although it’s been said many times, it is true. Personally I’ve heard of many and what I’ve done here is distilled them into 15 rules which you might or might not have..
Ok, we’ve all woken up from time to time wondering what the hell we’ve just dreamt, and much of the time it’s a mish mash of often weird imagery that doesn’t seem to make sense. One moment you’re in a cave eating cupcakes and the next you’re on a rollercoaster with your granddad. What does..
As a start-up and business owner, I deal with a lot of emails, so one of the things that I can’t stand is people wasting my time with emails that I haven’t chosen to receive. As a VC said in the valley, time is the most precious resource we all have, and it’s important to..
I was fortunate enough to land myself a place on a trip to Silicon Valley recently and this came about through a friend of mine called Rob who sent me an email literally on the day I was leaving to go on holiday to Thailand last November. In fact, had the email come in an..
1) There is always a choice No matter how hard the choice is, or whether you decide to take it, in every single decision there is always a choice to be had. I constantly hear all the time how people don’t have a choice. They complain that they can’t leave their work because they don’t have..
I just got back from LeWeb in Paris, after having spent 2 weeks in Thailand where I proposed to my girlfriend and she said yes! It was a great holiday and Thailand is a very special place. This blog isn’t about that trip, but I started with that because being in a relaxed frame of..
As an entrepreneur, we all suffer from this one fact that we think we can do everything ourselves. The trouble is, we can’t and we are not superhuman (although many of us would like to imagine so), and it takes a lot of guts just to do something as simple as admit we are weak..
So recently I’ve been experimenting with lamb and I’ve had a lot of praise about a lamb dish I make so I thought it’s time to share it, seeing as several people have asked for the recipe. This is one that is going to tickle your taste buds to the highest extent, the depth of..
The comfort factor is probably one of the best dream killers I’ve ever known to exist. It works its way into your life quite easily and the next thing you know you’re sat in front of the TV watching X-Factor and then the re-runs of Strictly Come Dancing on the +1 channels! I don’t think..
It was back in February 2011 when I was writing my first book, “Speedlights & Elephants”, that I discovered this higher mission, something that I’ve been building all along, but realised that if rolled out on a large scale, would impact the planet in ways which cannot even imagine right now. At the time I..
If you want to succeed on whatever you are doing, you need to be geeky! I don’t mean you need to be a technical wizard, no, in fact being a tech wizard isn’t even part of the geek equation. What I mean by geeky is basically the definition of it as “a person heavily interested..
It’s been around for a while, however I thought it would be useful to tell more people about Echosign which is a service provided by Adobe and effectively it eliminates the need to have paper based contracts and signings. Echosign is an online electronic signature service where you can upload your documents in various formats..
I just had my birthday, my beautiful girlfriend surprised me with the most amazing birthday gift by taking me to Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons which is a luxury historic manor house owned by Raymond Blanc and the restaurant has 2 Michelin Stars. So what is the Nth degree and how does it help my..
It’s not every day you get to participate or play a part in world history, but last night I was privileged and humbled to be in such great company as a Patron of Peace One Day being able to support them in their great endeavours. Yesterday was September 21st, the United Nations International Day of..
There is so much information online that sometimes you don’t know where to start when it comes to doing research. Whether that is research on your business or perhaps a particular area of your business, I’ve often found that I get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information on the internet. One source of great..
Having a flexible business means finding new ways to hold meetings and one of the most important things in business is meeting people and having face to face chats. More often than not, entrepreneurs flock to these members clubs where they once again work in a confined uninteresting space, but there are so many inspiring..
Those of us who live and work in large urban centres are, by now, probably very familiar with some aspects of “flexible working” – though we might not even notice it. For those who live in rural communities and smaller villages, however, “work” has more or less the same definition as it did 100 years..
I came across this article recently and found it very interesting. Often people ask what one might do with a bunch of empty buildings if indeed offices became redundant. What I often say is that those old office buildings could be converted into homes, places where energy can be stored or even created, or I’ve..
It’s probably the hottest day of the year today and I suspect being late in August, this might be the hottest time of this year. I think one of the most interesting things about the sun, especially in the UK is that it brings people out and there is an overemphasis of value placed on..
Telecommuting has become a double-edged sword for many employers and employees alike. On the one hand, proponents claim it allows them to get more done, by removing the need for travel and the distractions of the office. On the other hand, some people say it’s much easier to slip into lethargy and lose motivation if..
If your organisation is planning any sort of change in the future, the people who work for you need to be made aware of the changes as soon as the decision is actually made. They are the crux of the business and you do rely on them for the success of it. You will need..
Everyone wants to be that person – the one whose staff are happy and free to come and go as they please, because they know at the end of the day results are delivered. But letting your staff change to a work-from home system requires a lot of planning, preparation and infrastructure, and it may..
Working from home is all about adequate communication and seamless data sharing. If your workers are feeling “out of touch” when they work from home, or unable to perform certain regular tasks because of a communications problem or a lack of infrastructure, then everyone would be better off if they just came in to the..