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.
Through some product designers I knew from their time at Philips Design, I ended up working for a German medical company, EndoMed, to develop their vision & mission statements as well as the associated values.
2020 started much as 2019 ended: with a journey to Morocco. We started in a pitch-black, frosty and mist-shrouded park in Milan, and ended up beside a beach where the Atlantic breakers rolled in with fascinating regularity.
Superb time of year to be there. Cold nights (especially in the mountains), warm days and extraordinarily clear skies. As usual, I was there to interview, film and gather material for a book.
How. Not a particularly Scottish word you may think, which is true, although it is used in Scotland in a way that I haven’t come across anywhere else: instead of why. So when someone says I’m going home now, it’s quite common for someone else to reply How? The correct answer is not By bike or On foot, but rather Because I’m knackered. Similarly, the question How no? actually means 'why not?' Why we don’t just say Why not? is beyond me, but I guess it’s yet another reason why we are such a wonderful bunch of people.
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.