I helped give a series of workshops in Shanghai, Eindhoven and Boston at the end of 2019. My role was to coach the participants in story building and pitching. Find out more.
I participated in a number of creative workshops for Philips, in Amsterdam and Eindhoven, aimed at determining how two separate businesses should position themselves. My main task in these sessions is to come up with and then refine the core values that the businesses will be built around.
I took a picture of one of the sessions in Amsterdam, but I realised some of the content may be a little sensitive, so instead you can enjoy a picture of my pal Rab posing at the Dutch Design Week.
Amaseu journeys in Morocco are always brilliant, but this time in particular it was really something special.
Maybe it was the clarity of light and lack of heat because it was November, or the enthusiastic group of participants, or meeting up with our local team again (one of whom showed me how to open a bottle of sparkling water with his eye)…
Whatever the reason, I’d say this was the best Morocco journey to date for me (number six I believe). This is the reason I am there by the way.
Gallus: acting with swagger, confidence, cockiness. Used a lot in the west of Scotland, and especially in and around Glasgow. The original implication is of something that someone evidently shouldn’t be doing: challenging authority, defying conventions, being overly bold. [The way she stood up to her man was gallus. Your new leopardskin boots are pure gallus. Don’t go acting all gallus just because you received a promotion.] When Charlie Nicholas burst onto the scene at Celtic - wearing suits with no socks, a conspicuous earring, and full of audacious chips, flicks and nutmegs - he was the personification of gallus.
I do a lot more than just writing. For example, I interview many of the world's top footballers (and a few duffers as well, when I think about it) in the Netherlands and beyond.