A Founder, Not A CEO

In his book Outliers, Malcom Gladwell claims it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert at something. I guess I’m a slow learner, as it’s taken me a mere 148,000 hours to realise the opposite. Namely, that I’m not an expert at something. After running 3 businesses in 5 countries over ~17 years, I’ve come … Continue reading A Founder, Not A CEO

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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

Real Apple

I am running, or at least starting, a technology business. Which means I'm trying to stay abreast of the technological 'news', if you can call it that. These last weeks, highly respected tweeters have chastised Apple for their 'terrible' new maps. The iPhone 5 has received record orders/sales and shares have increased over $700 a … Continue reading Real Apple

The New Scheme – 3Desk

I've been working on a new business for a while now - it's just birthing as I write this (www.3desk.com). Here's the first blog post, which explains why and hopefully ties back to simplicity: --- It's rather strange that in the interconnected, multicultural, permeable world in which we live, most companies have permanent employees and … Continue reading The New Scheme – 3Desk