How a bike that goes nowhere transported me back to fitness

As a super uncoordinated kid with no visible aptitude for any sport I ever tried it’s fair to say I was never what you’d consider a natural athlete. Team sports were never my thing – no one wants to be the person who causes the rest of the team to emit an involuntary groan when […]

An update to my ‘What to do in Hawaii’ lists

We’ve been spending Christmas in Hawaii for years now, and have our same non negotiables that get included in every holiday. We stay at The Royal Hawaiian (in the same rooms so it really feels like home), the kids and Stuart surf with the Waikiki Beach Services team every day, and I paddleboard, ideally with honu […]

Why ignoring China isn’t an option

China is the most exciting place in the business world today, and it’s increasingly obvious that it’s highly likely to hold that status unchallenged for the foreseeable future.  I spent time in Guangzhou last week at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech International Summit, which was held offshore for the first time after Allan Murray, President of […]

Why social media can be your best travel buddy

I spend a lot of time on social media, but when you spend as much time traveling as I do it’s a great way of staying connected to family, friends and colleagues. It also often throws up the additional benefit of letting me know about events or experiences I might be interested in that I […]

Lessons from Louis Vuitton on purpose as a driver of change

Business lessons can sometimes come from the most unexpected sources, and I was reminded of this when Stuart and I went to the Louis Vuitton Volez Voguez Voyagez exhibition in New York last week. This is a fantastic (free) exhibition illustrating the history of Louis Vuitton luggage and the way that it has evolved over […]