About this blog

I believe in Enterprise. Not the big, mammoth global institutions. More the resourcefulness, initiative and boldness of people developing ideas. There are many influences as to why I wanted to write this blog which can be found at the bottom of this page. The crux of it is that there are a lot of things happening in the world today that make me pause and think if it is the right environment to see us thrive in the future and one that I would like my children to inherit.

With my background, I’ve seen a lot of different companies in countries including UK, US, India, China, Germany, Denmark, France, Russia, Canada, Sweden, Netherlands to name the first set to enter my head. I’ve seen how big business works, I’ve seen how small business work. I’ve worked as a consultant and also as a client of consultants. I’ve done charity work and I’ve seen the inside of how the public sector implement IT and policy change. In all of this, I’ve seen people trying to achieve. In short, I’ve seen enterprise. And it is always seems hard to achieve great things, and the system seems to be stopping people succeed.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

Rather than just moaning about all of the things that are hard in the world, this blog is an exploration of how we might do better. In the UK, I believe we need to do more to encourage invention, innovation and creativity: in childhood and throughout life. We need to enable ourselves to create more. We also need to embrace the world of computers. Everyone should be able to code. We need to help people learn it, and practice it. We cannot expect computer genius without computer jobs and we’ve systematically dismantled the path of future developers over the last 20 years. More and more creativity will be based on computers in the future, and innovation has always been linked to growth and success, and it is time to reverse the trends.

A couple of inspiring ideas:

Sir Ken Robison’s TED talk

What makes you itch? What do you desire?

Fixing the Game

Raspberry Pi about us

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