20 daily things

So far in 2012 my mantra has been “little, and often”. I decided not to make any New Year’s resolutions, but instead to make changes to the way in which I might do the things I already do. Perhaps not surprisingly, this has had a far more radical impact...

The best thing I have read all year

Heaven is not a place guarded by immigration officials interested only in passports and certificates, nor is it the higher class to which we are promoted by passing an examination showing what we have learned in this world. Heaven is this world as it appears to the...

I wish I was a proper author

A few years ago my friend Stef and I built a website on which people could make wishes, and grant each other’s wishes. I say “we” built a website – in fact, Stef built the website and I provided moral support. We used to do this sort of thing on a...

Standing up to work

Over the past few months, I’ve been doing most of my work standing up. Part of that came about because I was starting to get a bit of a sore back. But I had also seen a couple of articles online about the benefits of standing up to work as opposed to sitting...

Playing cards with my work

I have a new productivity system. Well, actually – it’s a “supplementary” productivity system. I already have a fairly sophisticated productivity system in place, and by most people’s standards, I think I tend to be reasonably efficient....

So here’s my dream job…

I’ve been talking to people about their dreams and aspirations a lot recently, especially yesterday, when one of the things I did at Unconvention at The Roundhouse in London was a sort of ‘speed networking’ thing, in which people would book 10 minute...