Jodie Marshall, A Mind Apart – interview

The founder and MD of a business which uses performing arts to “challenge, inspire, encourage and change lives,” discusses lessons learned, challenges faced, and biggest achievements in their 10 years of trading.

How a perspective change can be crucial for progress

Sometimes a perspective change what it takes to make upward progress – in business, and in climbing, as I found after falling off a rock face on Sunday.

New radio show: GDPR without Giving Dodgy Pros Riches

Dr. Heather Anson has extensive long-standing expertise in data protection and regulatory compliance. In this in-depth radio interview Heather runs through what you need to know (and what you need to do) when it comes to GDPR.

Disruptive? Yawn. Spreadsheets with stories for investability. And Science!

A rant about so-called ‘disruptive’ businesses, evidence of the power of spreadsheets and stories, and the wonder of the universe as explored by Stephen Hawking

Interviews: Kisha Bradley, Bright Box and #girlswithdrills and Darren Chouings

Interviews with Kisha Bradley, engineer, STEAM-inist, founder of Bright Box Makerspace and #girslwithdrills collaborator; and Darren Chouings, voluntary chair of the Sheffield Social Enterprise Network.

Interview: Lynne Brooke, Social Stock Exchange and ethical investing

New interview: impact investing, NEX Exchange and the Social Stock Exchange; and “rescuing capitalism as a force for good.” Lynne Brooke explains.

Interview: a bike you can ride if you like – Ofo Sheffield’s Adam Rose

…it’s got a basket, a bell that rings, and lots of things (like yellow paint!) to make it look good. One borrowed bicycle featured in the Pink Floyd track Bike, but hundreds are now available in Sheffield after dockless bike sharing scheme Ofo launched this week. Adam Rose, Ofo’s operations manager for Sheffield, joined me […]

Marketing: don’t be like the KLF; do measure the right metrics

Remember the KLF? Rock stars, artists, provocateurs: 23 years ago they burned a million quid in a field. That really upset quite a lot of folk. But it’s what lots of business owners and social entrepreneurs are doing all the time. Last autumn I was dismayed but not surprised to read research showing that almost […]

Wishing you a Super Festive Season, a Merry Christmas and a Happy 2018

Thank-you to the wonderful folk who’ve chosen to work with me this year, to listen to my radio show, to come to events and to read my emails.

8 December podcast: Employment Law and REACH Homes

New interview with Jay Bhayani with the latest need-to-know updates on employment law. Plus Jon Johnson of REACH Homes, the newly-crowned ‘outstanding business of the year’ in the Sheffield Business Awards.

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