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It’s ok not to know how things will end…

Imagine watching a film that takes you to a point and then leaves the ending open for you to imagine…it’s up to you to decide how the story ends. This might feel frustrating at first, but it offers you the gift of deciding where to take the narrative. It leaves you...

#009 – We can all innovate. Innovation is problem-solving.

In this episode I speak with Adah Parris, Futurist, Cultural Innovator, Board Advisor, Storyteller and Keynote Speaker. As we ease out of lockdown, and we enter another phase filled with uncertainty, it’s great to hear from Adah whose skill is to find patterns in our...

Focus on what might go right

In my recent conversation with Lou Banks, CEO of Rising Vibe, she asked the simple and poignant question “Why not focus on what might go right?”   Even self-proclaimed optimists are currently struggling to see how the future will shape up in their favor so it’s...

#007 – Every Business can Build Social Good into their Business.

Interview with Martin Leuw, Founder Growth for Good We explore why having a social mission is attractive to venture capitalists and investors. Martin is a serial entrepreneur with a track record of driving rapid scale-up growth. He now invests solely in businesses...

Not changing doesn’t feel safe

When I first invited Matt Golding, Founder of Rubber Republic to be a guest on the Grandkids Test podcast, I thought we were going to be talking about simple ways we can use fun and entertainment to tackle big challenges such as climate change. Matt Golding, is an...

How can brands help men?

Let’s not kid ourselves, in 2020 “successful men” are still shown mostly in stereotypical ways, usually seen as being super fit, unemotional, wealthy and really good at what they do. If shown as a family man, he is the heroic provider.  He can also be a wild...

#005 – How can brands help men?

Interview with Fernando Desouches, Managing Director, DDB Perfect Storm. In this conversation Fernando talks passionately about how men are in crisis and how brands can offer new more useful social narratives for men. We touch on what it is to be a modern man....