Category: Business and leadership

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Generous coffee from the Monmouth Coffee Company

Surprise! This is actually a post about corporate generosity which is not a simple topic. The existential question is whether you can be generous to everyone: suppliers, customers, staff, senior leadership, owners, the planet…the list is a long one and I think it’s impossible to be generous to all of those groups. The tradeoffs are

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Down the rabbit hole of the digital native.

I wrote and delivered this speech to the students of my critical reasoning class at the Tec de Monterrey in December 2021. “Having lived a decade in Mexico, I have seen many changes.  In my experience, when it comes to big, global trends, Mexico lags the rest of North America and Europe by a few

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The Easy Entrepreneur Tip One: Anyone can do it

Do you want to set up your own business?  Here is the thing:  you can.  Anyone can.  Housewives and stay at home dads, carers, retired people, school children, people looking to change career or start a career or learn a bit extra:  men and women of any age can set up a business.  You do

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Run a successful micro bakery today!

One of the big ideas when the global HQ of Virtuous Bread was established back in January 2010 was that we needed support to change the world though bread.  As much as we were willing, we knew we could not do it on our own.  My friend Pete suggested we gather a “bread army” together

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Capitalism and Consumerism – the Saviours of our Age

Greenbelt invited me to speak at the festival this year and, if you have never been nor heard about it, you won’t know what an honour that is.  Greenbelt is huge – about 20,000 people attend for a four day festival of music, craft, debate and Christian fellowship of all colours.  I am not a

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