First up, a happy new year to you! I've been offline quite a bit since the end of the year - a conscious decision - so this is my first post in a while. I'm not one for new year's resolutions, but recently (around mid-December) I realised that I was wasting too much time on … Continue reading Hitting the reset button
For many years now I've been a fan of podcasts. I remember listening to Freakonomics back in 2010 after I'd broken my collarbone, I liked the fact that I could listen to interesting content on demand. Since then podcasting has exploded and you can find shows on pretty much any topic you're interested in. I … Continue reading Podcasts I’ve been listening to lately
Last Monday, my brother was voted the Foremost Golf Professional of the Year, one of the most prestigious awards of the year in his profession. Niall's been a Golf Professional for 25 years, but golf's been a big part of his life since he was a small child. As an amateur golfer, Niall was outstanding. … Continue reading Niall McGill, Foremost Golf Professional of the Year 2017
I'm halfway through the base training plan - 4 more weeks to go. My body feels fully recovered from the marathon now. In my runs on Thursday and the long run yesterday, I've written in my training log that it felt 'effortless', and yet I'm doing these easy runs almost one minute per mile faster … Continue reading A quick running update
I had lunch earlier this week with an old colleague. He currently works for a global business, gets paid well, but feels no joy in the work. He'd love to setup his own business, but doing what? He just doesn't know. We spoke about different ways to start the idea generation process. When I worked … Continue reading Where do good ideas come from?
Recently I had the opportunity to spend a day working with two of the world's best designers. It was an inspirational day, learning from people at the very top of their profession. In sport it would be like being able to spend a day training with Lionel Messi or Eliud Kipchoge (one for the runners!). … Continue reading Mind your language!
As some of you know, I'm a member of the McMillan Run Team, which means I get my training plans from them and have access to coach Greg McMillan. Greg's one of the best know running coaches in the world, and I've learned a huge amount from him in the past few months. It's now … Continue reading Getting on with it
Over the past couple of months I’ve been reading Yuval Noah Harari’s books Sapiens and Homo Deus. It’s been a fascinating deep-dive into our past, present & future. One of the things it’s made me question is how we use transport - in particular the car. Joanna & I are no different to many families … Continue reading How might we travel in the future?
It’s now 3 weeks since the marathon. Where did the time go?!? Running this week has felt more normal, indeed my last couple of runs have been at a decent pace with no after effects. I guess my body is pretty much recovered now. Tuesday was my first head-torch run in a couple of years. … Continue reading Getting back into the rhythm…
Yesterday I travelled down to London to attend my first Xerocon - the accounting software giant Xero's annual conference for it's accounting partners. Although we've only been in business as an accountant for a couple of months, our history with Xero goes back a few years. Last summer I delivered a webinar & Masterclass Programme … Continue reading Xerocon day 1 – highlights