Inconvenient Mind: paper on the climate mind and the polycrisis

Inconvenient Mind paper on the climate mind and the polycrisis

The Inconvenient Mind paper on the climate mind and the polycrisis, argues that in times of growing uncertainty, fear and anger we need to move away from facts and seriously start listening and engaging with emotions

Peeknote #1

It’s the first week of January, so it’s time for a fresh start. I’ve always enjoyed people who regularly write weeknotes, where they post their notes on a weekly basis. Take a look at Web of Weeknotes, Berg, Joe Roberson, Alice Bartlett for examples and helpful tips to get started. I’m not sure I’m disciplined … Read more

Business Black Holes

Business black holes, the cycles between them and how to jump your business into greater growth. The predictable problem of business black holes Some 20 years ago I interviewed around 700 small businesses to discover whether the growth and stall trends I’d previously been analysing in big business still occurred in the small business market. They certainly … Read more

28 tips from freelance job sites that you can use to be a successful freelancer

Each of the main online freelance job sites – Elance, oDesk, PeoplePerHour and Freelancer.com – have guides detailing what they think it takes to be a successful freelancer, communicate well with clients and run effective freelance projects. While undertaking freelance work in these online marketplaces is an art in itself, there’s loads of useful information … Read more

How to build a freelance portfolio that wins clients

Building a freelance portfolio is one of the first things you need to do when trying to find new freelance clients. Before a potential new client hires you, clients need more assurance than your promise that you will deliver value for them. Showing any previous client work or freelance projects you have completed is a … Read more

How to network online as a freelancer

Networking is an essential part of freelance life, both to keep yourself known that you’re looking for work, but also for meeting other freelancers to swap ideas, tips, potential work and even to have the occasional grumble with. Freelancing can be a lonely experience! Even if you’re based outside of  a city  (London, for example) where lots of … Read more

Top tech firms: are their employees happy? #infographic

Tech firms are often thought of as inherently cool places to work, not least thanks to their (often rather overblown!) reputations for constructing airy, gadget-filled employee spaces that more closely resemble giant hangout zones than traditional cubicle-based office floors. Admittedly, a few headline-grabbing features at one or two of the more infamously wacky workplaces do … Read more

Do freelancers need insurance?

We live in uncertain times. But one thing has stayed constant – the rise of the freelance workforce. Freelancers are more prevalent now than they have ever been before, and their rise shows little sign of slowing down. There are well over 2 million freelancers now plying their trades in the UK and they’re making … Read more