On the UN World Day to combat Desertification and Drought – what can tech do to solve water shortages?

Today, June 17th is the UN’s World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. It really is a problem that we shouldn’t have to be dealing with.  The UN describes desertification as the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations.  Apparently it occurs Read more about On the UN World Day to combat Desertification and Drought – what can tech do to solve water shortages?[…]

How do we build back better post Covid-19?

How do we come back from this?  Not since World War II has so much of the world been so shattered by a single global event. How do we recover? And after that, how do we build back? Covid-19 and the lockdown has been challenging for everyone, including me. One aspect of the weird duology Read more about How do we build back better post Covid-19?[…]

Managing Under Uncertainty – Expert tips for business leaders as they seek to thrive in a crisis

So with a fair chunk of the world of Covid19 lockdown for at least another month we have plenty of time to think about a post-virus future. What will happen? Will things go back to how they were? Will I be out of lockdown by my birthday (it’s in May, in case you were wondering.) Read more about Managing Under Uncertainty – Expert tips for business leaders as they seek to thrive in a crisis[…]

Four more ways to improve your video conferencing presentation skills

We’re over three weeks into Lockdown, though it feels like three months. Or is it three years? I’ve lost track.  One thing that is keeping me going is the amount of online communication training that I am doing. I have always offered my services online, but for reasons we all understand, demand for online training Read more about Four more ways to improve your video conferencing presentation skills[…]

Six things I learned from my time at Kakuma refugee camp with iamtheCODE

I spent five days in Kakuma refugee camp on an iamtheCODE.org mission.  The organisation has partnered with UNHCR for the last three years and often invite people for impact journeys.  I was invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with over 100 refugee girls from different nationalities. I learned and listened to these amazing girls and Read more about Six things I learned from my time at Kakuma refugee camp with iamtheCODE[…]

Moisés Naím – Power in the 21st century is not achieved through the barrel of a gun – it is the power to persuade & motivate.

The great paradox - Davos must be one of the highest concentrations of the most powerful people in the world, yet power to get things done is not here. Everyone is anxious and concerned about the immigration crisis in Europe - biggest movement of people since the second world war.  Everyone says it is urgent that Read more about Moisés Naím – Power in the 21st century is not achieved through the barrel of a gun – it is the power to persuade & motivate.[…]

Dmitri Alperovitch of Crowdstrike “The reality is that there isn’t a cyber air force – it is up to companies to protect themselves.”

Dmitri, Alperovitch, Co-founder and CTO of Crowdstrike on cyber-attacks “There really are two problems we foresee here. One is the destructive attacks were starting to see take place in Ukraine.” “We have seen for the first time ever parts of the electric grid in Ukraine being shut down through cyber-attack, we've never seen that before. Read more about Dmitri Alperovitch of Crowdstrike “The reality is that there isn’t a cyber air force – it is up to companies to protect themselves.”[…]

Harvard Kennedy School’s Iris Bohnet – companies can learn from orchestras who audition people behind curtains!

I love the example Iris told me about how orchestras in the United States in the 1970s increased the amount of women they had in their pits.  At the time only 5% of musicians in the top five orchestras were women.  They made a conscious decision to make musicians audition behind curtains - this helped women advance Read more about Harvard Kennedy School’s Iris Bohnet – companies can learn from orchestras who audition people behind curtains![…]

Susan Goldberg, Editor of National Geographic, “We turned the keys of Instagram to our photographers”

National Geographic turned the social media keys directly to its photographers - they follow basic rules and post directly to National Geographic's Instagram Page.  This has been incredibly powerful and has made National Geographic the biggest brand on social media.  With 41 million followers on Instagram (not quite Kim Kardashian, but close) National Geographic has a bigger Read more about Susan Goldberg, Editor of National Geographic, “We turned the keys of Instagram to our photographers”[…]

Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, “the future doesn’t have to be Drones and Robots!” Davos 2016

The fourth industrial revolution means the next phase of technological disruption.  What is the impact on all of the people?  eBay paints a positive picture - the future doesn't have to be drones and robots world where people are devalued.  Technology can be an enabler of humanity.  Platforms like eBay allow small businesses to get Read more about Devin Wenig, CEO of eBay, “the future doesn’t have to be Drones and Robots!” Davos 2016[…]