My “now” page introduces what I am working on now.I started in in March 2017. I keep the previous notes below, so it makes a diary in reverse chronological order.
2nd September 2017
Very busy catching up after a month in Edinburgh staying with my daughter and putting on an event as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with Daniel Lucas, Helena Lucas and Michał Skubida. I need to work have an hour of material I believe in before I put on my own show. Target end of 2018.
In the run up to a major international TEDx organiser workshop 15-17th September. We will have TEDx Organisers and team members from many European Countries, and the Head of TEDx Licencing Will Davis from New York as a special guest.
5th July 2017
Right now, I’m in Cape Town, in my old University friend’s down town small apartment with two of my children. We make a second attempt to go up Table Mountain , go to Standup Comedy with the son(s?) of our charming Couchsurfing host Gill this evening, are planning to (try to) learn to Surf, go on Safari, make contact with TEDxCapeTown, possibly visit the seaside for “Whale watching”. So plenty of new experiences ahead.
Being on holiday is so different to day to day life… On the one hand a more relaxed pace, on the other hand,,, the feeling of things piling up back home in Poland…
My non holiday thoughts are to with closing out the TEDxKazimierz event, preparing for the TEDx Regional organisers meeting I am hosting, and the launch of Cambentrepreneurs in Warsaw in September.
I’m trying to read Sapiens a book recommended by a friend
I don’t discuss family, friends and specific business topics here (a policy decision I just made).
10th June 2017
Right now I am preparing for the summer holidays, which notably include first ever visits to South Africa, and first ever performance at the Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival.
I have to write my show.
Since my last update I’ve been granted Polish citizenship of which I am very proud. I feel secure no matter what happens with Brexit. I’m Polish, British, English, a bit Scottish, a European, a TEDx-er, a Krakowian, a Dad, and a Citizen of the World.
I’m quietly satisfied that the dreadful Theresa May and her ministers got a bloody nose in the UK general election.
I am running again, about 3 miles/5km most days of the week. Soon I will go on the “Ride for the Living” with my sister from Oświęcim Auschwitz to the Jewish Community Centre in Krakow.
As usual business is a mix of challenges with some things going well, others less so.
The TEDxKazimierz main event on my birthday was very highly rated by the participants, team (and me). We had a successful Transcribe-a-thon last weekend.
A big challenge now is the regional meetup for TEDx Organisers from all over the region 15-17th September.
The second season of Krakow Enterprise Mondays closed successful, and restarts in October
Cambentrepreneurs launched in New York, had second meetings in London and Edinburgh, and will launch in Warsaw on 2nd September.
Krakow Standup Comedy is making progress.
Read “about me” here
10th March 2017*
Right now I am assembling documents to try to prove I am a worthy member of society, in preparation for my “citizenship” interview.
More generally I’m leading
TEDxKazimierz (main event 22nd April 2017) . It’s very demanding and very rewarding.
Krakow Enterprise Mondays bringing together alumni who have gone into business and students who are interested in going into business.
Cambentrepreneurs to support business and social entrepreneurship among alumni of Cambridge University and others Project Kazimierz My podcast on innovation and entrepreneurship.
Open Coffee Krakow successful well established efficient bi-weekly meeting for people who are trying to get things done.
I accept invitations to speak and judge at events from time to time, but not unconditionally. I often come back with a counter proposal. I’m always keen to make sure events I am bothering to go to work well, are fun and useful, and regard this post about how to make events better as one of the more important articles I have ever written.
I receive request to invest in businesses quite often and always steer people to my article Questions from a Potential Investor first.
My family, friends and businesses are on going long term commitments. I am always engaged with them and won’t update my “now” page about what I am doing with them.