Talks, Press & Awards

Here are some talks, webinars & podcasts

Interviewed by March Kirsch & Troy Norcross for The Wicked Podcast, we discuss some of the main themes in my book, The Really Good Idea Test.

For a start-up community where we face up to our attitudes to risk & get tools to unlock the fear as well as a reality check on what the biggest risks are.
DIY Research for product people at Product Tank where I encourage them to use a practical set of tools & get busy!

At an international conference of Product, UX & CX People, I implore them to face up to where they may be wasting time, effort & money.

See also: AgileByExample (ABE): 2020 conference for Agile practitioners in Europe where I encourage them to speak up if they find themselves questioning the value of something they are working on.

Here are some articles I have written & featured in

How to spot a bad idea that looks like a good one

How to lead when no one knows what will happen next
My book is included in “10 Happiness Hacks to help you through lockdown”
How to create an empowering company culture & drive innovation

Here is some press & accolades that I’ve happily received

As part of a team at Pearson, I worked with decision makers & certified over 100 international product coaches to improve their innovation capabilities

Named me as one of the “New Radicals making Britain a better place” for my work bringing an art deco market back to life. It went on to win numerous awards as makes the Time Out and London guides as one of the top spot – must visits.
Harper’s Bazaar included me in their list of Top Entrepreneurs under 40 for my work at a funded Web2.0 startup called Weeworld. (Think back to early days of MSN and AIM messenger – you may have had a WeeMee avatar?)
Interviewed me about the UK’s largest empty shops project that became the government’s blueprint for pop-up shops all over the country,

Here are some more articles I have written:

Here is some more press I have had:

  • BBC London Inside Out interview about the Brixton Village Space Makers Project, (video available on demand)
  • The Independent – Rhodri Marsden talks about my Teen Panel
  • Accolades for my conference Teen Panels from Mobile Marketing, Mobile Youth TV, BusinessZone,, TechEye, MSearch Groove
  • Brand Republic quoted by Lisa Devaney about the “pop up” culture, re: Brixton Village Space Makers Project
  • New Media Age quoted by Meg Carter about Child Created Content
  • Symbian where I wrote a guest blog about New Approaches to Product Research
  • MSearch Groove interview by Peggy-Anne Salz on why I started the Digital Youth Project
  • Most innovative mobile campaigns for Picture Messaging for T-Mobile, Mobile News

If you want to know more about my career history & achievements, please visit my LinkedIn page