It’s been a mind-blowing ten months since I said goodbye to my lovely colleagues at NixonMcInnes and set off to find some new adventures. One of my big goals was to spend more time in the great outdoors, and I’ve been lucky enough to go diving with sharks and giant turtles; swim in the pools of waterfalls in remote rainforest and trek through rural villages in the Andes, losing games of football at altitude to the local kids. I’ve also had an infected blister cut out of my foot in a Bolivian hospital and lost my passport in downtown Bogota.
While I’ve been travelling in Asia and South America I’ve also been exploring another passion: how business can be used as a force for good in the world. I’ve seen first-hand how inspiring people from all kinds of backgrounds are using business to protect the environment and improve the lives of people. These people are the future and their stories need to be told.
This blog is about these new themes in business, what I’ve seen and learnt from the people and projects I’ve come across on my travels, and will be used to share and discuss ideas for my new projects once I settle down in the real world again later this year. There will probably be some travel and other bits on here too.