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Ever Had a False Epiphany?

One morning last year I looked at my calendar and was quite surprised by something I saw. Read more…

Mini Habits or Become a Champion Dalek-Wrestler with This One Simple Trick

We all need habits. Whether you’re trying to become a champion Dalek-wrestler, or merely a prolific writer Read more…

Why I’m Addicted to Writing with Multiple Monitors

I’ve heard it said that working with two screen looks a bit ridiculous, like you fancy yourself as some kind of ultra-efficient badass. Read more…

Why You Will Fail at Your New Year’s Resolutions

The start of a new year can be great. People (well, some of us) feel all optimistic and can’t wait to bound off into the land of new opportunity like a fresh-eyed puppy. This is it! This is the year! Read more…

When First-Class Travel Is Worth It [VIDEO]

I’ve spent a surprising amount of time in my life trying to get work done on public transport. And on a recent faff-tour of Poland I came to the conclusion that there’s a secret weapon which, if you’re willing to pay for it, makes a big difference. Read more…

18 Things I Learnt from a 48-Hour eBook Challenge

Last weekend, Karol Gajda and I took on the challenge of writing – and publishing – a short (5-10k words) ebook in 48 hours. Read more…

Worst. Pitch. Ever.

How to Give a Terrible Pitch in 23 Easy Steps [VIDEO]

I recently gave this performance at the Tech Saturdays startup event in Wroclaw, Poland. They wanted me to do a deliberately bad pitch as a way of showing people some of the things to avoid. Read more…

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood...

Theodore Roosevelt

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

Stephen King

Taking the Polskibus to Warsaw

Having decided to make the trip to Warsaw, I took a tip from a friend and used the coach company called Polskibus. But would it be any better than the Eurolines service I took to get here? And would I actually get any work done?

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