Our journey through the Himalyas was a transformational one in many ways. I've written here extensively about some of the cultural, historical and spiritual lessons we’ve learnt. It’s now time to address the physical side of the story: life at high altitude. I’ve read books and guides on how to prepare, but I wish I … Continue reading Never underestimate the power of altitude
"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply." Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist (1883-1931) Great teachers are masters of expressing complicated things in a simple way. As are great copywriters. Or mentors who hold a mirror to you. I'm wondering what other professions can you think of … Continue reading Simplicity
A documentary with intrepid economist and social scientist Arthur Brooks who travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we live a good life and lift up the world together, starting with those at the margins of society?
“Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?”Wade Davis On my first journey leaving Europe, I had the fortune to experience corners of the world, where people have not forgotten the old ways, where different religious faiths live in harmony, where death is celebrated … Continue reading My journey through the Himalayas – Ancient wisdom and customs in the modern world
On the day of the UK's component of the European Parliament Elections I was interviewed live for a Hungarian news channel called HirTV. It was a very interesting experience to see how a brilliant news reporter works live and what sort of linguistic and other challenges one has to overcome in split seconds, when in front of the camera. Here's what I said - and what I didn't have time to say ...
"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree."
Now, at a time when technology is changing everything around us, Collisions is a salient message about how the past continues to reverberate across the generations.
I was asked to contribute to a soon-to-be-published book on how to grow your reputation, by internationally recognised marketing expert Timea Kadar. My piece will be a case study on how to start an event.
2018 was full of ups and downs, challenges and successes, surprises and disappointments, sad and joyous moments, and the occasional overwhelm. I've not really had any goals or plans that I stuck to. I let most things evolve spontaneously, went with the flow and listened to my intuition. My highlights from 2018: Seeing my clients … Continue reading What a year it’s been …
A few weeks ago, I was asked to comment on the results of an interesting research that was conducted by Vervesearch, an international marketing agency in collaboration with GoCompare. They took 10 of the world's languages that you can regularly hear spoken in the UK and tasked 1000 Britons with recognising them. The objective was to … Continue reading Ear for language – my thoughts on an exciting survey