Am I the only one who has a problem with vaping?

Am I the only one who has a problem with vaping?

I really want my colleagues to live happy, healthy lives, and will do anything I can to help them on that journey. At Masternaut the business I founded previously, I ran an initiative called Cash for Quitters. I offered my colleagues a cash bonus of £1,250 (and gave...

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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...

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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...

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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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Local government needs to make a big change

Local government needs to make a big change

The UK public sector employs more than 27m people - nearly 20pc of Britain’s population. This enormous patchwork of institutions, from local councils to central government departments, has a total spend of around £800bn. When you are dealing with organisations of this...

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No, I’m not crazy. I’ve got superpowers

No, I’m not crazy. I’ve got superpowers

If you spot me out and about, whether walking down the street or on the train, chances are you might think I’m crazy. I’ll be talking away to myself – or at least, that’s how it will seem. “He’s off his head”, you’ll think. I have posted about my hearing impairment...

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Fancy making an exhibition of yourself?

Fancy making an exhibition of yourself?

When you want to buy a new product or service, whom do you trust? The person trying to sell it to you? Or a customer who recommends it highly? The answer may seem obvious but it’s not always easy to connect prospective customers with your existing happy clients,...

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