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The Tricky Final Slide I give a lot of talks. Lots of slides. Lots of images. Lots of different venues and types of talk. One thing about giving talks remains constant: your final slide is important. It’s up on the screen when the audience […] Read »
Can and Cannot – and Dealing with the Difference You can take steps so that you are not late for catching a crucial flight. You cannot do anything about a railway strike creating a perfect storm of M25 traffic hell on an already chokka Monday morning. You can book a […] Read »
Tools of Titans I have a love-hate relationship with Tim Ferriss. I’ve followed his musings on self-improvement, ‘lifestyle design’, and getting shit done for years. I have always been half in awe at what he does well (book promoting, network building, living efficiently) […] Read »
The Book of the Bothy Author of Book of the Bothy – the first guidebook to British Bothies – Phoebe Smith takes us back to where the Mountain Bothies Association began, with an overnight under the dark skies of the Galloway Forest… I often wonder if, […] Read »
Walking Home for Christmas My first ever dabbling with the idea of seeking out short, local adventure wherever you happen to live began when I decided to walk home for Christmas. This year I am going to encourage you to do the same thing. […] Read »
Another List of Books that make Great Presents Last year I wrote a list of Travel books that make great presents (to supplement my Compulsory Adventure Reading List). As we approach the festive season I thought I’d offer some more ideas to help you buy your loved ones thoughtful, less-than-obvious […] Read »

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