What is Ideas Architecture? [For Thought Leadership]

What is Ideas Architecture? (For Thought Leadership)

What is ideas architecture? If you’ve come here to get ideas for building or creating architecture, you’ve come to the wrong place. This post is not for architects, it’s much bigger than that. Ideas Architecture is the key to how you lead with your ideas. It’s the key to how you earn money from what […]

Three simple ways to define your thought leadership

Three simple ways to define your thought leadership

How do you define your thought leadership? That’s a big question for content creators and aspiring thought leaders. I know a lot of people, including me, who have wasted a lot of time over many years trying to get this right. We’ve spent years going back and forth, back and forth, trying this and trying […]

Seven Pitch Techniques to be more Persuasive

Daniel Pink - To Sell is Human

Seven Pitch Techniques to help you be more persuasive Having a range of pitch techniques in your toolkit is vital if you want to be effective at persuasion and influence. And this is not just for sales. You can use pitch techniques in a meeting to present an idea, a presentation to position a message […]

My New Old Book

Previously, I wrote about how I’d been taking a shortcut in getting my blog posts out to meet my personal quota of one a day. And, that I’d been writing about things that weren’t forwarding my purpose of writing books to secure speaking engagements talking about the near future now. My New Book Project Today, […]

My Blog Shortcuts


You’d think after 916 blog posts that I’d have it all sorted. And, I haven’t. At the start of this year I made the public declaration that I was going to blog every single day this year. Today is 173 days in a row. We’re just under half way through the year. Pretty damn good […]

Four Ways to Waste Time

Waste Time - hourglass

Time. Mmm… Important! Our lives are defined by the time we have from our birth and our death. And, the quality of our lives is determined by what we do in between. We don’t know if we have five days, five months or five decades left in our lives. Yet, despite this natural constraint, I often […]

When was the last time you…

Compact Disc

Yesterday I reflected on how quickly things can change. In particular I wrote about the swings in my emotions and my finances over a short period of time. Today I want to reflect on how quickly things can change in terms of the technology and systems we use in our daily lives and the business […]

How Fast Can You Change?


It’s been an interesting week. One week ago had you asked me ‘How’s business?’ I would have said ‘Things are looking up and the best they’ve been looking for 18 months.’ I had 4 projects on the boil. I was excited. And, within a matter of days, everything changed. Whilst one smaller project came through, […]

What’s Your Gift?

Creating Products - Gifted

I love to play with words. And, I love phrases that have a double meaning. ‘What’s your gift?’ is one example. I suspect most people will read this as ‘I have a gift or a super power…’ That might be so. And, I want to point to the other way to answer this question. When […]

What’s Your Excuse?

Keep Calm and Stop Making Excuses

Previously, we talked about flag design as inspired by Roman Mars from my #1 favourite podcast 99% Invisible. It sparked several posts and I even designed my own flag as a result. Today, I’m reflecting on a post from my #2 favourite podcast: The Primal Blueprint Podcast by Mark Sisson. I love the content – […]