A force for good

"I believe business can be a transformational force for good, a powerful tool to tackle the challenges facing people and the planet, and a vital key to building an economy that works better for everyone."

From the Ella's Kitchen story to proposing new policy for corporate reform, from campaigning on child obesity to increased representative democracy, from authoring a best selling book to writing an activist hip hop song I hope you find insights, tips, advice and inspiration here on how you can harness your own confidence to influence - and be a force for change - for the things you care about.

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My confidence to make a difference has been boosted over the years by two quotes and a poem.
The quotes are blu-tacked to the wall above my desk, the poem I carry around tucked inside my wallet.

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

"Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice,
he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and those ripples build a
current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance."


"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveller, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I took the one less travelled by,
And that has made all the difference."

The Road Not Taken and Other Poems

Think like a toddler

"You are a creative genius, a master negotiator,  and a born go-getter. At least, you used to be." Paul Lindley

In his best-selling book Little Wins: The Power of Thinking Like a Toddler, Paul shows you how much you have lost in getting old, and how you can get it back.

'Little Wins is all about how we can all unlock our personal potential, not by learning new skills, but by rediscovering old ones - the mindset we all once had as toddlers. It's about recapturing a new and less cluttered perspective on life, in a stressful and busy world. As a toddler we were at our most imaginative, free-thinking and self confident. And we can be again. It's not about becoming someone you're not. It's the opposite: it's about becoming the best version of who you already are.'