What We Can Learn from Dickens About Networks

What We Can Learn from Dickens About Networks

Mention to a low key Londoner that someone is a “good networker” and a grimace of quiet distaste bordering on panic will flash across their face. This is, of course, ironic in a country where good networks are still often inherited with good families, good schools, et...
One Simple Way to Get More Women in Leadership

One Simple Way to Get More Women in Leadership

Of the powerful crowd that gathered in Davos last year to discuss the world’s challenges, 17% were women. It’s a shocking figure, especially given that the World Economic Forum, to its credit, offers companies free tickets for women in their delegations. When one...
The Power of Quiet Connectors

The Power of Quiet Connectors

A few years back — in an attempt to help two different groups of people connect more meaningfully — I co-hosted a very weird dinner party. Deep in the vaults of a London club, together with two blind men and a brilliant social entrepreneur, Gina Badenoch, we sealed a...
30 Second Secret to Success

30 Second Secret to Success

There are no quick fixes. I know this as a social science junkie, who’s read endless books and blogs on the subject, and tried out much of the advice — mostly to no avail. So I do not entitle this post lightly. And I write it only having become convinced, after...