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Community of Cultivators is a blog series we created to introduce you to coworking game changers and connectors. Each month, we’ll release new interviews that we hope inform and inspire you.
Next time you are at GCUC seek him out. Instant is GCUC’s Global Data Partner- you can find him and some of the Instant team at all of the GCUC events in 2019-2020.
The simple answer is to this question is my children! But I don’t think that is the response you want. So, I joined Instant fours ago when we were less than a hundred people with a handful of offices. There are now 350 of us in 14 offices around the world, and what I love is that the passion we have for the business, the pride in our values is growing with the headcount. As a senior team, we are committed to the flex space sector and its promotion, and I like to think that with all the research we produce, the events and the PR, we are doing our bit to highlight its value to companies of all sizes.
I am a very proud Londoner, having lived and worked here nearly my whole life. I have also travelled the world and there is nowhere like the “Big Smoke”. It is such a diverse city, and it is a city that has evolved rapidly during my time there, but it is still bonded by the most remarkable sense of community. I don’t know if it is immediately apparent to visitors to London, but we are all bonded by history, culture, and a real sense of it being where we belong.
TBH, I am a reader rather than a listener. And my most recent recommendation is No-Bullshit Innovation by Dave Rowan, the editor or Wired. It is a series of great stories from companies and individuals that have absolutely smashed innovation out of the park.
“Is it good enough?” I worked on newspapers as a grad, and that is one of the 1st lesson of writing, that the first piece of copy is never good enough. You need to keep trying and trying to produce the best piece of work. It is remorseless but worth it!
Right now? Rugby World Cup tickets so I can hopefully watch England win!
Never listen to the monkey voices! I think everyone has moments of self-doubt or insecurity, but if you stick to your plan, know your strengths and back yourself, then you will get their in the end.
My best habit now is planning. I am not a natural planner, but now realise that I have to do it to accomplish everything that needs to be done! In terms of starting something, I have started meditating and absolutely love it! But recognise that I want to get better at.
This is what I say to my kids all the time: “Never give up.”