Someone recently shafted and almost derailed a project I worked on through being untrustworthy: someone I trusted utterly. When quizzed, he said ‘managing my reputation is my main concern’. Anyway, it’s clear this plonker is not alone in the world: entrepreneurship professor Noah Wasserman estimates 83% of start-ups fail, not down to lack of funding […]

Two years ago, I self-published The Gritties, which despite having an excellent agent champion it, had failed to get a deal. This little blog was born out of frustration with the idea of haranguing people endlessly on twitter to buy my book… Anyway, the material within it reached the right audience and am utterly thrilled […]

Some of you may have noticed postings here have been getting less and less regular – and I’m sorry if this has disappointed you. My job has changed from that of a work psychologist, moving from project to project, to community building for a government funded pilot helping digitalize small towns. Some of you know […]