Is the Internet of Things (IoT) Real?

If you can put a significant cost on a problem that affects a significant amount of people then you might have a real market. The next wave of the Internet is being called the Internet of Things (IoT) or the Industrial Internet. Billions are being spent on...

Looking in the Wrong Direction – the Uber Phenomenon

You can complain about Uber, you can strike, you can lobby your politician, claim unfairness but you are looking in the wrong direction. The direction you should be looking in is the customer. The question is not, why should Uber be allowed to disrupt my business...

Strategic Plans – How to Do Them

  The Strategic Plan sounds like a big company tool. The sort of thing that IBM or Google might pull together. Well I’ve been involved in large and small companies, driving strategic plans for many years and I’m convinced they’ve become, ironically,...

Internet of Things – Some Thoughts

Google acquired a thermostat company called Nest for $3.2 Billion this week. Shocker or was it? The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week, was packed full of internet connected devices from toothbrushes, wristwatches, ovens, toys, fitness trackers and of...

Sport & Business a Mental Game

Whether you played sport at school, college or perhaps professionally you understand only too well how your mental approach often dictated success. I ran competitively from 16 to 27. An athlete with a little talent I achieved modest success at 800m being ranked in the...