James Piecowye thinking out loud

Ideas, inspiration and a bit of random.

Fitness Spotlight

Every week I have the opportunity to sit down with Marcus Smith and talk fitness. Marcus is the man behind Innerfight, more than a gym, healthy lifestyle way of thinking. Although a healthy fit body does lead to everything else falling into place. This week we had a great chat about Apps and there are 2 […]

What a thought!

This was waiting for me in my inbox today and it really got me thinking. Thinking about the work I do in the classroom, on the radio, with research and just in general. A huge issue is benchmarking and comparison, neither of which is a good thing, but we have to do it or we […]

Nicholas Negroponte’s Advice for Recent Graduates

I came across this on BigThink.com and you know there is a lot to be said with the idea her puts forward in just over 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Sure the delivery, as Marcus @innerfight said, leaves a bit to be desired but the message works. If you could give a graduate advice today what would […]


How well do you take advice? Or are you one of those annoying people who feel that you have a life of success and failure to share and look for any opportunity to dispense your own brand of advice? Then of course there is the recipient, how well do you take advice? I have found […]

Who do you talk to about your health?

On Nightline we had a conversation about advice, where do we turn for advice? I wondered out loud as I tend to do on a nightly basis, whether we are putting our heads in the sand when it comes to getting advice. I mean, who do we traditionally ask for help? You talk to your […]

Lessons from Tim O’Reilly

What will I do when I grow up? What career options are there? Is the work fun? These are all questions I get asked regularly by students from KG through university. We spend a lot of time trying to design a career and I am almost certain that that is our greatest downfall. How do […]

Take a bit of advice!

Things today happen fast and they are furious in their ability to grab the attention, good or bad, of the general public. There are no shortage of people offering advice to you and I on how to do everything from teaching to building a boat. FastCompany has a great little piece on Jimmy Wales and […]

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