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A better version of Coke, or no Coke at all?

November 18, 2011


Since the start of this conversation, this (the title) has probably been the most interesting question for me. Is it enough for us to just have a better version of┬áCoke, the less environmentally damaging one, or do we need to evolve to a future where Coke does not exist anymore? I am picking on Coke […]

Advantages to creating a social business

September 14, 2011


Starting a new business is difficult and that is no different for a social business or social enterprise. However, within the difficulty lies a silver lining of advantages for the social entrepreneur, which can come through better operating costs, labour, and marketing. is one of the leading online publications following social businesses around the […]

Not the hours you work, it is the work in your hours

October 8, 2010


Working smarter and not harder is a passion of mine ever since I did my EMBA. I spend a lot of time thinking about all the ways that I can increase my productivity to allow me to spend the most time on the most important parts of my career and life. I strongly believe that […]

Measurement and reporting

September 2, 2010


Bit of a ramble this week on the topic of measurement and reporting. A thread of several half finished blogs, that hopefully put together make some sense. Let’s first start with farming, and the concept of efficiency. You often hear that large farm companies are more efficient then smaller farmers. And that is true if […]

What did you study at Uni?

March 22, 2010


Thanks to a bunch of folks off-line and a couple on-line, I am back! It has been a really busy couple months since I returned from the holiday break. I graduated from my MBA, which was fun, and have recently picked up some work on the strategy for the UK business. All very exciting, although […]

Walking on the streets of London and buying goods in Marrakech

October 20, 2009


I have been intrigued by the inherent (potential) trade-off of efficiency and creativeness. The need to crunch and get stuff done fast and the more time expansive and less efficient methods to create art. Let me tell two stories to create some debate, the topics are ‘Walking the streets of London’ & ‘buying goods in […]