Posted in September 2012

Barefoot Forward

Barefoot Forward

I have become a barefoot runner. This merits a blog post, it being the first time I have applied disruptive innovation to my running since I begrudgingly pulled on a pair of trainers a few years ago and hauled myself around Hyde Park for a charity 5k (at a pace that would more accurately be … Continue reading

An unintended consequence of innovation?

An unintended consequence of innovation?

I spoke on a conference panel today about innovative technology and health care. Once I got over my stage fright I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion.  It was a privilege to speak alongside some very talented innovators. And the great audience participation meant I was able to crowd-source lots of new ideas. I was speaking about … Continue reading

The Capital of Happiness

The Capital of Happiness

There are few earthly delights that compare to a pleasant morning in East Africa, sun burning and city bustling, with a good cup of coffee in your hand. Until recently this could prove to be a tall order. The poor quality of coffee served in East Africa, a region that produces some of the best coffee … Continue reading

Fail again, fail better

Fail again, fail better

Given the subject of this blog it would be remiss of me not to post this collection of wisdom about failure by Tim Harford. I find the quote by Tristan Tzara particularly poignant: “Let us try for once not to be right”. Tzara was a brilliant poet and a tireless anti-Fascist campaigner who founded the … Continue reading