Cutting carbon for all the right reasons

Cutting carbon for all the right reasons

For a while, in the early 2000s, it seemed like every company was planting trees or offsetting its carbon. It was all a ploy to convince consumers they were environmentally conscious when, frankly, they weren’t. The consumers have wised up. Between the Volkswagen...
The tech CEO gives up tech (for a week)

The tech CEO gives up tech (for a week)

I’m not surprised that so many Silicon Valley technologists have become advocates of the digital detox. The developers behind the likes of Facebook and Google have seen the impact that gamifying apps has had on the average phone user. We are all addicted to our phones...
I was 57 last week. Am I past it now?

I was 57 last week. Am I past it now?

I am not often plagued with self-doubt but turning 57 has thrown me. It’s too far the wrong side of 50. I’ll be 60 in three years and that’s a really scary age. I work with colleagues two generations younger than me now. It’s made me wonder whether I still have what...
A true entrepreneur is always selling

A true entrepreneur is always selling

Fans of this blog will know: I never switch off. My every waking moment is spent thinking about how to grow BigChange and make the service we provide even better – much to the frustration of my family. Part of being ‘always on’ means that I’m looking for leads all the...
Help! Should I take a sabbatical?

Help! Should I take a sabbatical?

I have been building BigChange for the last seven years. During that time, I suppose I have technically taken the occasional holiday but never more than a fortnight and I’ve always been on email the whole time, so it wasn’t a total break. I recently received an email...

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