Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Working in Cambridge at Springboard: Great Teams

I've taken time off from blogging, and I'm back -- now to tell you about a remarkable programme in Cambridge, UK called Springboard.

Springboard is an incubator that gathers 10 lucky, accomplished teams at Cambridge University. Not only are the resources wonderful but you couldn't ask for a more beautiful place to spend a summer.

Jon Bradford, amazingly adept at shepherding start-ups through the challenges of getting investor-ready, has chosen some wonderful teams. Check out all the wonderful mentors who participate in Springboard as well.

Consider getting involved by filling out a Springboard application or becoming a mentor yourself.

Looking forward to two more rounds with the group this month.

Monday, May 09, 2011 Fashion 2.0 Meet-Up Event - NYC

I attended a Fashion2.0 MeetUp in NY, sponsored by, and it was hosted by the new New York sales representative, Erika Wasser.

Great fun. Aside from Heikki Haldre,'s CEO, the most articulate, compelling panel member was Alex Richardson. Fantastic stuff he knows and is doing for retail brands.

Here's a snap of Erika and me -- look out for more of these events if you live in NY and want to find out what's hot in web-based fashion thinking. Fascinating, innovative technology arising in retail that will transform the way we shop.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Strategy and Business: Hot Off the Press, a client of mine, is innovative, smart, and ripe for investment. Strategy and Business seems to share my opinion.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Mixing Metaphors for Better Balance, in Business and Elsewhere

Yesterday, I acted as a mentor at the School of Communication Arts 2.0, a pleasure under any circumstances. Bright, versatile, articulate and ready to jump deftly from one idea to another, the students are game for any new way of thinking.

It was delightful, if unsurprising, to meet the head of Ideapreneurship with exactly the same way of thinking, Andrew Missingham. He began as a musician, went on to business, and combines disciplines in a way that gives useful structure to improvisation.

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

New Industry, New Ideas

I acquired a client, (, in September as a new business development gig.

I first worked with the CEO, Heikki Haldre, last year on communication skills and pitching for investment. Because they company has grown up, and I've taken on a new role, I've been underground learning about the industry for a few months.

Back this week with some of what we're doing. Crossing disciplines is the best way to remember what one knows, I find -- and to learn more about it.