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The original world nomad "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance." - Confucius.

Trip: While building World Nomads

There are [10] stories from my trip: While building World Nomads


Challenges & consequences of fresh water

TIMOR-LESTE | Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | Views [1006]

As I stand in a steaming hot shower in my hotel in Dili, washing off the dust and the heat from 12 hours on the road, I’m reminded of all the places I’ve been today that barely have running water. How easily we take water for granted in ... Read more >

Tags: timor, water, wateraid, world nomads


Photos: Adventures in Ecuador

ECUADOR | Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

Photo's from the trip to Ecuador with Gap adventures to make a documentary on two schools we are helping to fund together.
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An enchanting journey into the Amazon

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 27 Oct 2010 | Views [2104]

You could feel it in the morning air: this was going to be one of those special and extraordinary days, the ones you hope for but can't engineer nearly often enough. Here you've got to be up early to catch the soft, gentle light ... Read more >

Tags: documentary, ecuador, footprints network, gap adventures, hope, philanthropy


Photos: Paris in Summer

FRANCE | Wednesday, 7 Jul 2010 | Flickr Photo Gallery

From our 10 days in Paris this Summer
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What does it mean to be a world nomad?

FRANCE | Tuesday, 6 Jul 2010 | Views [2356]

The eastern edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris is often a photographers gallery organised by the city along some theme or other. As it happens, the theme to day was on Nomads. Real Nomads of the world and their culture. We've often struggled ... Read more >

Tags: ethinic, lives, nomad, paris, philosophy, world


Stanford's Centre for Social Innovation

AUSTRALIA | Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | Views [1146]

Anyone interested in the complexity of business strategy in the globalised world of the twenty first century should talk half an hour to listen to this fascinating talk by Hannah Jones, Vice President of CSR at Nike. Hannah Jones is responsible for ... Read more >

Tags: corporate, csr, footprints, hannah jones, india, nike, responsibility


Time. It is your most precious asset.

WORLDWIDE | Friday, 1 Feb 2008 | Views [2108] | Video

For me personally, travel affords me the time and perspective to think about the challenges around us. Time that you rarely seem to get during the day to day life of operating a business.   Time.   Your time. Time as your most precious ... Read more >

Tags: 2012, doing, focus, time


This HAS to be illegal ...

HONG KONG | Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | Views [2690] | Comments [3] | Video

We were just returning home after six exhausting days setting up the World Nomads China office in Shenzhen and were in a taxi on the way to the airport. Look carefully and you can see at least FIVE mobile phones in his cab ... most of ... Read more >

Tags: bizarre, business, china, dangerous, hong kong, humour, mobile phone, nokia, nomads, taxi


Friday night in Shenzhen

CHINA | Friday, 30 Nov 2007 | Views [1359]

Smell. The first thing you notice is the smell. As you step off the air-conditioned train scents waft up from from bakeries and noodle shops to mix with the odours from the sewers and stale cigarettes. Actually, in fairness, I find Shenzhen ... Read more >

Tags: business, culture, economy, work


The solution to email

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 27 Feb 2000 | Views [518]

How can anyone possibly focus on what's important when they get and/or are interrupted under a barrage of hundreds of emails daily? Particularly when most of them really aren't important. I've struggled with this for some years and have tried this ... Read more >

Tags: email, management, time

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