The psychology of human strengths is becoming ever more popular in businesses, maybe not as much as in the United States, but nonetheless, it is becoming an important approach to increase employee wellbeing and helping employees to perform at their … Continue reading Strengths at “work” by Dan Collinson
The images I see in the UK media of mainly African people who have fled their countries of origin because they are desperate for a better life is truly distressing. Not only because of the inhumane conditions that is evident, but also … Continue reading Calais migrants: A case for investing in Africa
When I first read the title as it popped up in LinkedIn I thought Rafiq had put pen to paper about an uncle he has who runs a chain of old people’s homes… what I read made me reflect, I … Continue reading In the people business – some people are dying – interested?
When you’ve got a great idea you want to share with someone at a big corporate and you don’t know who to call… what do you do? In the old days, when you worked in corporate HQ you could ask … Continue reading Are you missing the office banter?
Yesterday we achieved our crowd funding target for Forest School’s 3D Printer… let me tell you a story… The invitation was despatched, “You are cordially invited to a presentation at the House of Commons on the afternoon of Thursday 4th December hosted by Barry Sheerman … Continue reading 3D Printers for YOUR School
Pictures paint 1000 words… so they make a great substitute where you can’t use video… videos paint 1,000,000 words! I’m putting together a document called “The 39 Steps of Crowd Funding Success” and I’d like 39 pictures plus one for … Continue reading Crowd Sourcing Some Pictures, Can You Help?
We’ve launched 2 Christmas charity crowd funding campaigns, a National 3D Printer project (starting in Wokingham) and put the call our for a corporate family fun day so we need to showcase an individual or two! First up, Charlotte Wilkinson … Continue reading Crowd Funding your dreams
Enjoy this Christmas tale… 😉 1. First we had family, friends & the local community who, in days of old, would help folk out in their time of need, offering a helping hand. Put your pig in the bottom field … Continue reading 12 Good Reasons to Look at Crowd Funding
Our next Lunch event in Reading on Tuesday 16 December is the Christmas one and our last Thames Valley event of 2014. Come and enjoy an NRG Networking lunch at the Hilton, Reading with a high quality mix of people … Continue reading NRG Networks Christmas Lunch
In the good old days before three BBC weather forecasters were paid £100,000+ each for sharing the same info over our 20 minute breakfast TV… People use to look up at the sky and make a general assessment on whether … Continue reading Red Sky in the Morning Shepherd’s Warning
A generous benefactor has found a couple of tickets for the Emirates Stadium in their Christmas stocking and he’d like to make someone’s Christmas. We’d like to hear positive stories about people who have overcome adversity or gone beyond the … Continue reading 2 Seats for Arsenal v QPR Boxing Day
Come & join Benjamin, Louize, Adam and myself for the first Startup Grind at GROW @ Green Park next Wednesday 10th December I know what you’re thinking… I could win that motor if I get into grinding! Well, you could … Continue reading Work out this Christmas with a spot of Grinding!
Every year, Spencer Denney Centre feed around 100 older people over 3 days around Christmas time. Catherine, the centre manager, likes to make it special with an individual gift for each attendee. The table is decked out with all things … Continue reading Christmas Lunch for Windsor’s Older People
Tuesday evening Windsor & Eton Rotary Club presented a cheque for £42,349.81 to Prince Edward in his capacity as chairman of The Prince Philip Trust Fund. The Prince Philip Trust Fund helps many local people in need… enjoy this video … Continue reading Presentation of cheque to Prince Philip Trust Fund
Last week I asked a printer to organise me a banner for tomorrow & I don’t have a new banner for tomorrow… So I figured the best thing I could do is create myself an A4 flyer and get my … Continue reading Need an Expo flyer for tomorrow?
Last night the friends & families of the children of Windsor enjoyed hearing their young offspring giving presentations to a packed house, delivering them better than most adults! Youth Speaks is a National Rotary competition where a team of 3 … Continue reading Windsor & Eton Rotary Youth Speaks Heat 2014
Adam & Louize are entitled feel pleased with a job well done! After a most exciting Thames Valley Tech Week… They got news on Friday that they had secured the funding needed to keep the doors open… while Adam was … Continue reading So who is the cat that got the cream?
Dave Hampton got some great news this week, he was judged THE Sustainability Leader at the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2014. So pleased for him… EDIE are the leading publisher in the environmental space… 10 years ago I “sponsored” them to … Continue reading THE Sustainability Leader Award Winner 2014
Denis Blandford Christmas Cards are selling out all over Windsor… he’d be so chuffed! I called into Christ Church URC yesterday, looking for Crowd Patch projects to get my teeth into and they were having a Christmas card sale… where … Continue reading Denis Blandford Christmas Cards selling out…
Has one of the oldest questions about personality been answered? For many years personality psychologists gave the same answer as any pessimist: no, people’s personalities don’t change. This was even more true once they got to 30-years-old. By that time, … Continue reading Can People’s Personalities Change?
Maidenhead Twenties, Friday 12th December 7.45 am Fredrick’s Hotel, Shoppenhangers Lane, Maidenhead. The Twenties Maidenhead team set out to create a place where you can be inspired, share insights and connect with like-minded business people over a good breakfast. Join … Continue reading Join us for breakfast and hear how to make a difference…
Last week I tried another experiment with Twitter to see if we could turn engagement into reality. Funny thing Twitter, very much a real time engagement tool… talking about a topic with many using #hash tags or with a few … Continue reading Tweet, tweet, tweet… get your advent calendar ‘ere!
A weekly gathering of like minded folk, interested in getting more out of Crowd Funding. • Many people have ideas but anything web based makes them dizzy. • Others who are technically competent struggle with generating ideas. • Then there … Continue reading CROWD PATCH brings you THE IDEAS CROWD!
If you are coming to an event please RSVP either through the Meetup group or via the ConnectTVT website. I know we are usually relaxed with the “just turn up approach” but many of the events have a catering element … Continue reading Thames Valley Tech Week starts TODAY