About

My eclectic background includes founding and successfully exiting two companies; managing the touring careers of creative artists performing in over 60 countries; working with a range of technology startups across health & fitness, sustainability, and ecommerce; building knowledge sharing systems at a Ministry of Defence technology lab; and promoting raves in the forests of South-East England.

Questions I seek to answer…

  • How can we feel better equipped to do the work we want to do in the world?
  • How can we better synthesize all this information we’re now drowning in?
  • Wtf do the next generation of careers and skills look like?
  • How can we use the magic of media, technology, and culture to make learning feel more vital and engaging?
  • Where can I find the perfect breakfast?

Here’s how I’m aiming to answer them…

  • My own ventures:
    • Wavetable: a new wave education company creating a more connected and engaging future of learning
    • Fondo: a navigation portal for career explorers, adventurers, and guides
  • My own content: Writing, Podcasts, Speaking
  • Helping others: Teaching, Facilitation, Coaching, Mentoring

Outside of work some of the things I enjoy include:

  • Music (techno, post-punk, afrobeat and a lot more – I’m also considering coming out of DJ retirement…let’s see)
  • Boxing (southpaw)
  • Football/soccer (centre-back to play, Crystal Palace to watch – both are erratic and unglamorous, but sometimes pretty effective)
  • Traveling (wherever I can)
  • Improv & Standup Comedy (trying not to be a 3rd rate Larry David)
  • Yoga (frog, on a very good day)
  • Cycling (single speed)
  • Kayaking (slowly)
  • Reading (mainly non-fiction plus some Nordic noir)
  • Cooking (Ottolenghi style)

Recommendations: I’ve collected some of my favourite podcasts, playlists, books, and other things.

Now & Then: Here’s what I’m doing now, and here’s my Bio & Origin Story.

Other (possibly) useful information:

  • My core values are Freedom, Curiosity, Collaboration, Learning by Doing, and Inclusivity
  • If I’m good at anything it’s probably investigating, designing, and communicating. Especially all three together. While drinking coffee.
  • I’m a Gemini, Enneagram Type 5, left-handed, and very tall.