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Solopreneur Secrets is born

It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything worthwhile. With two not-best-selling books behind me (Helpdesk Habits & MSP Secrets Revealed) – I have taken a break and it now feels like the right time to start writing again but in a different format this time. It’s time to launch Solopreneur Secrets. Something I’ve […]

Why I’m running the London Marathon 2020

SPOILER ALERT: THIS ENDS WELL We all have stories hidden away. Stories which define us. Stories which make us stronger. This is mine. Buttocks & blood tests One morning in July 1997, I woke up with a pain in my right buttock. I was struggling to walk and had to get myself to the doctors […]

4 half marathons in a month:

The story of “giving back”. A plan was hatched And so it all began on the morning of 18th September 2011, when my wife and I sat and watched the Bupa Great North Run in our dressing gowns whilst having a relaxed Sunday morning. Before the race started, as ever in true BBC style, wonderful […]

Why I say “It’s not a rehearsal”

I was invited to a conference in New York this coming weekend, which is a lovely thing – however just not practical for me at this moment… The conference is the first of its kind dedicated to patients and doctors dealing with a disease I’m rather close to – something called Hairy Cell Leukaemia. Because […]

It’s OK to stay small

Last week, I arranged a few drinks with some friends. In a brewery. Yes, we went to the absolute source of the beer and tasted it, whilst new batches were being fermented all around us. Of course, it was a great night – we learnt a huge amount about how to make beer, agreed and […]