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Some inspiration from Johann Hari and Andrew Sullivan

I was struck in a recent double-episode Feel Better, Live More interview with Johann Hari with the particularly optimistic and positive way the episode entered and it felt like just the sort of thing that needed to be noted down: One of the reasons I’m optimistic is that I’ve seen the most unbelievable transformation in… Continue reading

Week 9 #FFF

My fifth HERO: Dame Stephanie Shirley As ‘the most successful tech entrepreneur you’ve never heard of’ Dame Shirley set up a pioneering all-woman software company in the 1960s, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. I’m writing this in a week when NASA has had to cancel… Continue reading

Week 8 #FFF

My fourth HERO: Gina Martin Gina Martin collected 111,098 signatures and spent 18 months fighting to make upskirting illegal in the UK – a nation where only 15 out of 44 police forces held records on offences related to upskirting at all. Like the HEROES I’ve chosen previously for #FeministFactFriday (Everyday Sexism Founder Laura Bates;… Continue reading

Thinking is the hardest work there is

I was really struck by the following view from Graham Allcott (founder of Think Productive) in this week’s Squiggly Careers podcast on How to be A Productivity Ninja with Amazing If host Helen Tupper.  About thirteen minutes into the episode, when talking about the need to block off focused thinking time in the office and make sure that meeting creep doesn’t… Continue reading