Like pretty much everyone else on the planet, the past year has forced me to reassess my priorities, in both life and work.

Far from diminishing my ambitions, 2020/21 strengthened my resolve to think bigger. Widen my impact. Dare courageously. As Marc Andreessen said, .

I have…

Imagine enrolling with an educational institution for a course that lasts a lifetime, with a curriculum covering multiple disciplines that expands near-instantly as new knowledge becomes available.

Imagine a society that provides every citizen with lifelong learning and guaranteed access to the knowledge they need to compete in our rapidly…

SaaS Saturation 💦

It’s hard to find any reputable statistics on exactly how many SaaS businesses are trading in 2020, but I think it’s safe to assume the number is in the tens of thousands across B2B and B2C.

In some verticals, such as email, CRMs or project management, users have access to…

Specialists thrive when economic conditions are stable, but do generalists have the upper hand when labour markets become volatile?

Depth Over Distance

As the fifth industrial revolution rips through rapidly digitising economies, employees are starting to ask valid questions about the skills they will need to survive in the future.

Debate continues to rage over the merits of becoming a generalist or specialist in your chosen profession. …

Our entire life landscape is under increasing pressure. Is 21st century lfie simply a war of attrition?

“Are you undergoing a big life change, such as suffering a bereavement, having a child, moving jobs or buying a house?”

I remember looking at the stress assessment form and wondering why on earth buying a house had been lumped in with having to deal with death.

Now, facing the…

An unusual day in the office ends in an unxpected twist.

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We last left my tale at a dramatic moment

The police officer emerged from the path running at full pelt, waving his arms, motioning us back. We complied without question.

“I’m calling the firearms unit, we need to cordon off the area. Don’t let anyone onto the path” he shouted disjointedly, gulping back air after…

Over the past 10+ years, I’ve worked in a number of different roles across various industries.

Before and during university I worked at a castle as part of the visitor services team. …

Whatever the medium, don’t tell us your life story. Keep things short, clear and obvious.

90% of Cold Outreach Messages I Receive Are Terrible

Like many people I’m constantly bombarded by cold sales messages via LinkedIn and email. Most of them fall into the trap of being a combination of the following:

  • Too long
  • Not clear on what they…

The past six weeks have been challenging. As someone who thrives off social interaction and throwing ideas around in a room of people, working from home has been a huge shift for me both mentally and professionally.

This transition to working from home has not been one of choice. We…

Back in January, myself (@ ) and Peter White (@ ) were honored to host the first-ever Product Hunt Yorkshire meetup, meeting makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators from across the region.

To get to know everyone, we ran a workshop with an ambitious goal — to find the top blockers to startup growth in 2020 and find solutions.

What surprised us most was that these blockers were commonplace, irrespective of sector.

Startups from recruitment, property, and legal sectors were present, along…

Bethan Vincent

B2B Tech Marketer. Podcast Host @thebravelisten. Writing about work, resilience, tech & marketing. Newsletter .

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