As is my way, I try new things. Am adventurous and, perhaps predictable in following trends. Early Adopters R Us. Most new things become old. It’s rare that something makes a significant difference. An entrepreneur's optimism is to believe that something’s about to happen just around the corner. It rarely does, but occasionally you are … Continue reading Ayahuasca
When Extinction Rebellion (XR) last hit the streets, I didn’t join in. Mainly because I was busy doing other things and partially because I didn’t believe that direct 'action' actually resulted in actions Between 2006 and 2014, a study showed that climate protests haven’t led to a single debate in British Parliament. Direct action mostly … Continue reading Rebellion Extinction?
There have been many times when I’ve struggled with life’s meaning and dabbled with nihilism. Existentialism is a byproduct of consciousness, it seems. Some time ago I had a bit of a revelation, in a bluer moment. For some months I’d felt listless, weighed down by the absence of meaning. I’d felt that, as monkeys … Continue reading Finding Meaning
My fingers have hovered over my keyboard a number of times this year, but I’ve not written. That’s been in keeping with 2018; a year of deliberately not doing many things. I’ve not worked, much. I’ve not tried very hard. I’ve not worried as much. I’ve not written. I’ve not done rather than done. Yet … Continue reading A Year of Not
They say it’s not what you know, but who you know. But who do you know? What does knowing someone mean today? We’re taught that it’s wise to build our personal networks – it’ll make us more successful knowing and being connected to lots of people – and technology now aggressively encourages this behaviour. We … Continue reading Vanity Networks
Is a 'happy entrepreneur' a misnomer? Being an entrepreneur is hard. Really hard. Or, in the words of Elon Musk, "Being an entrepreneur is like eating glass and staring into the abyss of death.” If that’s what it’s like when it’s working, given Elon is one of the most successful entrepreneurs alive, what hope do … Continue reading The Happy Entrepreneur
Here's an article that appeared in the wonderful Waterlog magazine this summer and explains why I've not been writing so much recently... My hazy first memory is of trying to fish - a kaleidoscopic jumble retained by my three-year-old mind, reassembled 30 years later. It all started with the discovery of a worm in our garden. … Continue reading Recast