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A slice of the Pi?

Until roughly 4 weeks ago, I knew very little about cryptocurrencies. I had heard of Bitcoin of course; and was aware that Bitcoin had largely been successful becoming the most established of the cryptocurrencies. I was also aware that Bitcoin wasn’t widely available and even though each Bitcoin was worth £7000 + (at the time […]

A little experiment – get involved!

Public speaking is one of the most feared things to do, in fact, according to some it is more feared than death itself.  L&D folk must be mad then to actually want to get up in front of people on a regular basis and present, guide, talk, chat, facilitate, question and generally be in the […]

Swimming in the Social Stream

On the 16th October 2014 the first ever Social HR Conference took place at the rather splendid Old Trafford cricket ground. Manchester CIPD branch did a fantastic job of organising what was a unique blend of conference / unconference formats that I felt worked really well. There have been a number of great blogs written about […]

Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine

I’ve been watching the Collaborate Live sessions unfold with interest over the last few months. A great idea for a series of Google Hangouts organised & hosted by Bev Holden and Kate Hargreaves aka @Stickythinker and @k8clearthinker from Clear Thinking. The Collaborate Live sessions, also affectionately known as #LiveClive over on Twitter are short conversations with people who […]

Changing times and opening minds

Changing times and opening minds

This time last week, I was taking another trip out of my comfort zone as Alistair Nicholls had very kindly invited me to speak at the North West Business Breakfast organised by Manchester Business School. The title of my talk was Why Corporate L&D Needs to Change and How and it felt a good title to […]