• Why did you set up @SynechismLtd?

    by  • June 3, 2011 • 0 Comments

    I genuinely want to do interesting stuff when I’m finished my doctoral thesis. What do I mean by ‘interesting stuff’? Apply theory into practice, meet innovative people trying to do cool things, and generally make the world a better place. If the subcontext of the question is ‘Are you going to start expecting people...

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    How do you present without notes?

    by  • March 15, 2011 • 0 Comments

    Practice. Well, actually it’s more than that. Before you practice three things have to be in place: 1. Your call to action2. A clear flow of ideas3. Props that support (as oppose to *tell* your narrative) Once these are ready I tend to do two things: a) Print out the slidesb) Export the presentation...

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    When do you finish your Ed.D. thesis?

    by  • March 9, 2011 • 0 Comments

    My Ed.D. is the continuation of an M.Ed. which is itself a continuation of my PGCE at Durham University. I’ve been studying towards it, therefore, for the last six years. As I explained to my thesis supervisor, I’m not looking to ‘pursue a career in academia’ – well, not a traditional academia at any...

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    What’s your current daily workday routine?

    by  • March 5, 2011 • 1 Comment

    5.50am Get up (Lumie Bodyclock + iPhone alarm) 6am Breakfast with my son, Ben 6.30am Look after my daughter (Grace) and Ben 7am Leave for work in trusty Ford Puma (Ben waves from bedroom window) 7.20am Park car, get on train. Read Kindle whilst listening to music (Spotify/Last.fm) 7.40am Arrive at Newcastle train station....

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    Which newspapers and magazines do you read?

    by  • February 20, 2011 • 0 Comments

    I subscribe to Wired UK and am about to do likewise with Men’s Health (as I find myself buying it regularly). On my Kindle I’ve recently started subscribing to the Harvard Business Review. The location of where I currently work in the city centre means that I’m just around the corner from the fabulous...

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    Which iPhone apps do you use most?

    by  • February 18, 2011 • 1 Comment

    See the full gallery on Posterous This changes regularly, but top 10 apps I use (in rank order): 1. Twitter2. Email3. Spotify4. National Rail5. iPod7. LastFM8. Feedly9. Nike+ GPS10. Camera As you can see from the screenshots, I’m fairly laid-back about ‘getting to zero’ notifications-wise…

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    Why do you follow 150 people on Twitter?

    by  • February 15, 2011 • 1 Comment

    Until January 2011 I was following over 1,200 people on Twitter. My TweetDeck columns were constantly updating and it was almost a full-time job keeping on top of the firehose of information. Although I tried to segment things into different columns through groups, it was still a bit overwhelming. So I decided to put...

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    Why did you start Purpos/ed?

    by  • February 14, 2011 • 0 Comments

    1. There’s something in the air. 2. We (Andy Stewart and I) can do it alongside our full-time jobs. 3. It helps me feel like I’m making a difference. 4. It’s fun. 5. It pushes me to use the skills I’ve learned for a particular, positive purpose. 6. My son starts school in September....

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    What’s your problem with people receiving awards?

    by  • December 16, 2010 • 4 Comments

    I haven’t got a problem with people receiving awards per se. In fact, I think they can be a valuable mechanism that rewards hard work, dedication and talent. Whilst I accept there will be some level of self-promotion in almost all spheres of life – we’re all human and goodness knows I’ve been guilty of...

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