Electronic Agendas – 3 Great Calendar Habits To Adopt Now In Our Digital Lives

How many of you are reliant on an electronic calendar for our daily timetable? I know I am completely dependent. I have developed three calendar habits that I would like to share with you and hopefully you can adopt if … Continue reading

Fourex – Self-Service Forex, A Convenient Fintech Startup

I love to travel. Don’t you? Well, that is, if one makes abstraction of the headaches of getting the tickets and visas, getting through the security checkpoints and managing on-board rage and the occasional delay. On another note (so to … Continue reading

Three things you don’t know about Iceland

Having just spent a few days Iceland, I have reaffirmed the fantastic advantage of travelling to a country to open your mind. With no more than 24 hours on Iceland’s sunny (if cold) shores, I discovered three things I didn’t … Continue reading

Uber beautiful – is Uber creating value? I tend to believe so

Last night, my Uber driver, Mohammed (from Somalia), was an absolute delight. As much as one can argue about some of the less salacious tactics of Uber, the underlying principle of Uber creates an environment for truly different experiences. I … Continue reading

British Airways First Class is more like Last in Class

This may seem like a First World problem, but my experience with British Airways is a great point in case about how visceral and personal a relationship can be with a brand. Two months ago, I had a miserable experience, having … Continue reading

EasyJet Customer Experience – A failure waiting to happen

As companies continue to inch (literally) ever closer toward greater and greater productivity, I can say that I was only mildly amused when the EasyJet flight attendant on a recent flight cajoled us into listening to the pre-flight safety announcements. … Continue reading

An example of how not to be customer centric @ Heathrow’s Terminal 5

I recently took a British Airways flight in business class on a brand new 787 “Dreamliner” on one of the first ever non-stop flights between London and Austin Texas (it was for #SXSW2014). I would note that I certainly don’t … Continue reading

Recycled newspapers – Bobo fantasy or true eco-tourism?

On our recent family holidays to Kerala, India, I was struck how several hotels used recycled newspapers. Specifically, I found recycled newspapers being used as bags (for example, for shoes), sanitary bags, envelopes and garbage inserts. The bags were carefully … Continue reading

When collaboration goes wrong – Why the power of your network is vital

In today’s connected world, we have had to learn to find ways to break down silos, to work in networks and to collaborate with others. I believe that the power of your network is keenly related to your ability to … Continue reading