Experience,compost heaps and leadership

What is experience , what is its value .So you do a job for many years , see recurrent issue,patterns of resolution , undertake many many tasks , understand how to things . I recently met someone who said his management team had more than 200 years of experience.But what is experience , is 200 years better than 10 . I recently I heard someone say experience is like a compost heap .It digests ,creates the conditions for regrowth , it is a living environment and pulls in multiple different components . So what does the compost heap do ? Better …

Why small things can be so annoying

don’t sweat the small stuff , let it go , chill ! the perpetual recommendations of every zen master and guru and even Jedi Knights But why is it really so hard . The small things such as opening a bank account , paying a bill, paying for parking can  e breally annoying . It just down to process . I know the algorithms are taking over , I understand how theoretically simple tasks are being replaced by apps but why is all of this so annoying . Maybe it is when face with a conversation with a human who …

Is your Biotech ready take off ? or grounded in the airport

With so many companies being formed in the life science sector what is happening ? Lots of students coming out of university , the budding entrepreneurs . How wonderful ! I love of this innovation . So what the landscape , what is the macro constellation of companies and funding ? Apparently more VC funding is about , so there is loads of money ? It does not feel like that . It feels that the VCs are herding around some really good ideas but lots of lots of really great technology and people are not being swarmed to !!! …

miso soup, coaching and clarity

I had a fab time today walking in central london in the almost spring like weather . I was doing a travelling coaching session . A very powerful experience , just like the walking meditations of the medieval monks , walking clears the mind . Something about the body engaging with the mind, the rhythm , the focus makes things clearer ? But why is it ? the extra hormones moving around the body , the increased heard rate that tricks the mind . The yoga and zen community always preaches that slowing the body down slows the mind ? Not …

Artificial Intelligence and life sciences-the great coming?

The Prism Series “pop up event” Cancer research UK December 2017 Christmas comes but once a year . To most of us this is a really good thing as it costs so much. We look forward to all the festivities , parties and of course the consumption of too much food and drink. Part of the annual festivities is the annual Genesis life Science conference held in London, pretty much on the same date every year. The Conference which is the brainchild of tony jones and his team brings together all of the Uk life science community to participate in …