Yesterday I went to see a talk by the CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh. Tony is famous around the world for the ‘happy culture’ he has created at his billion-dollar shoe company. He sees his work as a mission to ‘deliver happiness’ to the world – not just shoes, but a way of thinking about Read more…

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Nice video here from the Hub Vienna, a new open space office / network for social entrepreneurs. There are a few such places here in London – Hub Kings Cross, Hub Westminster, Hub Old Street – and other Hubs appearing across Europe, like Hub Amsterdam. I like them….a good solution for freelancers looking for community, Read more…

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The latest figures that 168,000 people became self-employed in the UK this year, which is a record. This is the story of how I unwillingly became self-employed, and learnt to love it. Back in 2007, I persuaded my employer, a financial magazine called Euromoney, to send me to Russia to be their first full-time Moscow Read more…

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