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August 27, 2020
Getting a social/non profit initiative started

The vital stages as a new project is born

March 17, 2020
Getting things done remotely - managing and coronavirus

Richard Lucas 12th March 2020 Introduction This article is about how to manage and be managed when working remotely, both at work and in private life. I'm sharing examples of what I am doing and also some resources. I understand that not all aspects of a job can be done from home but it's really […]

February 2, 2020
"Opportunity Readiness" and the "Toothbrush Test"

February 2020 If you work on your "Opportunity Readiness" and apply the "Toothbrush Test" you will change your life for the better. At TEDxTarnow in 2019 I introduced the idea of "Opportunity Readiness" and the "Toothbrush Test". "Opportunity Readiness" is the degree to which you are right now open to an opportunity, in the same […]

January 14, 2020
Are Smart Goals dumb? New Year Resolutions and Goals for 2020

Richard Lucas January 2020 Introduction and background The first TEDxKazimierzSalon of 2020 on 28th January is on the topic of New Year Resolutions. Many of us set goals - personal and professional, either because we have to we or want to, and it does make sense. While a resolution is not exactly the same as […]

August 1, 2019
Calling Gibraltar, or anywhere else....

by Richard Lucas July 2019 Introduction I'm bad at doing nothing. I don't like looking at buildings full of people doing interesting things - I want to be in the building with them! While passing through Gibraltar in late June I met Professor Daniella Tilbury - The Commissioner for Sustainable Development of HM Government of Gibraltar, […]

March 22, 2019
Open Coffee Wrocław is relaunched

Richard Lucas 22nd March 2019 (updated 24th) Introduction Open Coffee Wroclaw is launching tomorrow, based on the tried and tested format of Open Coffee Kraków - under the capable leadership of Sun Zhisheng. I had the idea of sharing the process of getting something new going. If you are in Wrocław or know anyone who […]

July 19, 2018
"We have discovered we have a competitor - now what?"

Richard Lucas July 2018 Years ago I wrote a column for a Startup magazine called “Proseed” Entrepreneurs wrote to me with their problems and I shared my advice. A kind of “Agony Aunt” for startups.     A few weeks ago a trusted friend introduced me to a team of keen programmers and developers from a high […]

May 21, 2018
Before we “speed date” at Infoshare 2018

May 2018 I’m on my way to Infoshare.pl - the largest IT event in Central Eastern Europe. The reason ? I'm giving a talk about the challenges startup businesses have with management - and what founders and investors can about it. I'm also looking forward to seeing Peter Cowley, and his son Alan. The organisers - […]

March 30, 2018
Ronn Levine of SIPA interviews Richard Lucas 2011

March 2018 I came across this interview from 2011 and thought I'd repost it. PMR was a member of  SIPA - the Specialised Information Provider Association www.siia.net back then. Full credit to Ronn Levine for the interview  What was your first job out of college and how did you get into this business?  I set […]

February 24, 2018
Public speaking, hosting and other engagements

Richard Lucas This is a list of past and events I have or am going to speak at, host and/or organised.  I welcome invitations. Please read this first. I speak about entrepreneurship, leadership and business. My talks and hosting are interactive,  participant focussed,  high quality and fun.    I've written about this here. My experience at […]

February 10, 2018
Lessons from Jethro Binns -founder of squashskills.com - world leader in online squash training

February 2018 It's not often I have a world leader on my podcast, but the latest episode of the Project Kazimierz podcast has the founder of the world's leading on line squash training site.  I'm really proud of having this story on the show. It's also quite moving, at least to me. Here is the interview […]

December 13, 2017
The OMGKRK X-MASSive Party - lessons learned from organising a 1000 person event in 3 weeks

Richard Lucas 13th December 2017 The yearly OMGKRK X-MASSive party is a fixture for the Krakow Startup community.  Our 2017 event is tomorrow 14th December 2017. Details here This blog post recalls the history of how these huge parties started, and shares some lessons for anyone wanting to organise major events on tiny budgets.   […]

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