I never thought of what courage was or whether I had any until I volunteered to speak at The Quarter Club a few weeks ago. It was an incredible experience! And oh what an intense and anxious couple of days, building up to that hot Monday in July. All kinds of thoughts were running through … Read more Courage, where is it?
I sometimes find myself in helpless situations when, as a business manager, I focus on business modelling, market research and UX design to test the idea or service we are building for universities. Few people get me. Some think that business modelling is just a last step to do, a form to fill in before … Read more 4 errors that will stifle the most extraordinary university innovation
Last year someone asked me who inspired me. And I had mostly male painters on my mind. Since then, I made it a habit to pay attention to the female artists. Their styles, their messages and careers. But most importantly their work. I started a list of female artists that I deeply admire and I … Read more 5 women behind art today
We have all been to workshops that last a whole day, but feel more like a week. Whilst the information we gain from these events is incredible, and the people we get to meet is the biggest bonus, we still end up exhausted and not ready to catch up with work. Wouldn’t it be great … Read more 3 activities to spice up sizeable workshops
It is a real pity to live in a big city and not take advantage of the long list of shows, seminars, lectures and networking events, especially when they are free and relatively easy to get to. The advantages are many: from the basics of discovering a new venue, perhaps built in a century that … Read more Three things I learned this week: serendipity, genome data and Viagra™
Or, how Suman started her beauty salon Imagine East London. The place busting with cool new and trendy coffee shops. The occasional kebab place to remind us where we were a few years ago. And you just moved in. You look for a good value, trustworthy and most importantly clean beauty shop for emergency therapies. And … Read more 5 lessons from a female entrepreneur
On how to train the crazy creative inside us. Back at the beginning of this year, I bought the Steal like an artist journal by Austin Kleon. And I have been filling it in… every now and then. This is what I call my creativity gym. Beside the stuff I do at work that requires a … Read more Creativity Gym
Like many of you, I find myself on autopilot every morning. I look at my phone, or gaze at the road just barely noticing anything or anyone. I am focused on getting to the office. I know where everything is. I don’t need the tube map and I definitely don’t create any traffic at the … Read more Dear commuters,
I am one of those people who could not put their finger on a future job or career. I did not know what I wanted to become. Where I wanted to live. How would my job look like. I had a few options. And my family and friends had different ideas for what I would be good at. But … Read more Two paths and the journey
What is the my definition of success? This is a question that is always at the back of our minds, yet remains unanswered. It can and does mean so many things. It is about what makes us happy, what drives us forward, what motivates us to do what we do, what makes us feel safe, … Read more What does success mean to me?