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Sometimes, when it's over, it's just the start.

32 of us are gathered in an upstairs restaurant and function centre in Mumbai.

It's just after 7 p.m.

There's a picture of another restaurant in Mumbai projected on the wal...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Everything has changed

We're on the B1G1 Study Tour bus heading north to the rural village of Rajgurunagah.

We've had fun on the bus as we always do. And we take time today to listen to what B1G1: Business for Good Partners and t...

Monday, January 12, 2015

7 things I learnt this week

Maybe that title should have the words ‘so far’ in it. There are (in this part of the world at least) two more days of the week to go.

Or maybe 7 things I learnt today would be even better (thought … might be a good blog or jour...

Thursday, November 13, 2014

How a simple idea created 50 million smiles in 7 years

50million smiles
Who would have thought...

…a simple idea that was conceived just 7 years ago would turn into 50 million smiles?

These smiles include many special moments.


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Why a $200 Million gift might be sending the wrong message

Last week, the Australian newspapers were awash with a story about one of the country’s richest businessmen.

The headline put it this way: James Packer to donate 200 Million to Charity...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

There’s always a reason: a quick and vital update

In an earlier post, I essentially raved about Twitter (and Jelly) founder Biz Stone’s brilliant book, ‘Things a...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

There's always a reason

[This post started life as a LinkedIN post]

Today, I left Krabi in Thailand after a short long weekend break (actually, my honeymoon).

At the airport, Masami said, "We have 500 Baht in cash left over, why...

Monday, July 07, 2014

Towards Noble-ness

The greatest inventions in the world are characterized by elegant simplicity that translates complexity and ambiguity into an easy way for people to interact with it. Think of Edison and the light bulb, Bell and the telephone … complexity simplifi...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Giving Microsoft Back Its WHY

For what seems like forever, I’ve been showing clients and audiences around the world about the importance of WHY [thank you Simon Sinek for the encouragement and i...

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Now Google Maps show B1G1 Giving in a Fascinating Way

Universally it’s a wow!

People who’ve seen it simply express it that way. And the word ‘Awesome’ is a close second. (Someone just said: "It's not very often I'm speechless!")...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014