The Challenges and Considerations of Extraordinary Programmes

I had the privilege of working on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car Programme from 2015 to 2017. At the end of last year, we saw the announcement that the project was going into administration, followed a mere 10 days later with an article on the BBC saying the project was saved. It has been a roller-coaster... Continue Reading →

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Perfection and Myopia – Unlikely Bedfellows

I am a huge advocate that if you do something do it properly. However, doing something with the ambition of perfection can adversely result in something not being done properly. Having come from a digital background, applications are delivered in line with Pareto’s 80:20 rule, recognising that we may not know what is perfect for... Continue Reading →

Managing Your Response

Although a great benefit at times, putting everything into your work can result in you getting a) burnt out and b) overly emotionally attached. When this happens, it is like lowering your immunity, challenges and difficulties can hit you harder than it should. So, the balance is how do you manage this without becoming detached,... Continue Reading →

Choosing Your Tribe

One of the joys and the challenges of consulting is you get to walk in and work with different teams on a regular basis. These brilliant experiences also come with challenges as you have to fit into that team without losing true self, without losing confidence, without losing strength as you bend, twist and positively... Continue Reading →

Defining My Success

I along with many others have used the word success liberally without attaching an understanding to what that actually means. When someone asks, what does success look like, the standard response is attaching a financial or status statement to the word success. But where does that come from?   Poetry, art, music, all tell the... Continue Reading →

Knowing to Doing

I commercialise technologies. I help companies take their product or service to market, and this starts with defining the why, how and what. It is about taking an honest look at the viability of the tech and what markets - thinking laterally and balancing that against the company needs to prioritise what we take to... Continue Reading →

Britney – The Full Package

So Britney just kicked off her UK tour at Brighton Pride this weekend. Whilst trying to secure some foothold of space in the packed crowds and peering between shoulders I realised that this pop icon is the full package and it's not necessarily because of the understood product she is selling. At her roots she... Continue Reading →

Recognising Your Role

There are plenty of articles out there about recognising when to move on from a role or a company. Identifying when you are in a cul-de-sac and when you are on a dead-end street. However, there is another angle here which isn't driven by external limitations (looking out) actual or perceived and this is looking... Continue Reading →

Back to School – Your Narrative

I recently had an interview with a headhunting agency and I was confident in my narrative which took me to the start of my career 17 years ago. However, I was not prepared for their request: "OK, so could you take us through your background to bring us up to speed on how you got... Continue Reading →

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