Changing Climate Change

Climate change is, without much doubt, the greatest current threat to life as we know it. You know that already, right?  So why are we both staring into a screen? Why am I still taking flights to my beloved Africa, running a travel business (http://brilliant-uganda.com and (www.brilliant-ethiopia.com) and indulging in other activities that contribute? Surely we should … Continue reading Changing Climate Change

TEDx – Behind the Schemes

My TEDx is done… Perhaps short for ‘Tom’s Exhausting Diary’, or 'Tom’s Extreme Dichotomy’, the latter encapsulating the hypocrisy felt giving a talk on simplicity whilst living an entirely complex life during the process. Plus ca change. Hopefully my outfit and, of course, the talk itself will help further explain how I feel and what … Continue reading TEDx – Behind the Schemes

Trapped in Escapism

One of the wonders of the modern world is opportunity. As an entrepreneur, I’m continually excited by what is possible. Aided by lightning fast connectivity, jet engines, computing technology and a plethora of beautifully indexed information available at our fingertips… the world is our oyster, lobster and winkles too. In a single week, an indefatigable … Continue reading Trapped in Escapism

Let Go – Simply Letting Things Happen and ‘Down Time’

Are Simplicity and Starting a Startup Compatible? The answer... honestly - No, not really. This is a really beautiful opinion piece in the NYT about those people who say they're 'busy' whenever you speak to them. I heard that the founder of Green & Blacks chocolate, I forget his name, hired such brilliant people around … Continue reading Let Go – Simply Letting Things Happen and ‘Down Time’