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July 15, 2020
The goldmine of "the time before things start".

Richard Lucas - July 2020 Introduction This blog post ends with the transcript of the talk I gave for TEDxShenkarCollege, Israel in May 2020. It provides information about the idea of pre-events, events before events. and putting "the time before things start" to better use. As a result of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic events are […]

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 […]

January 27, 2020
The 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

Richard Lucas27th January 2020 This was published as a TEDxKazimierz post a few hours ago ·  January 27, 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest and deadliest Nazi concentration complex. It i's an appropriate day to remember and draw attention to Jonathan Ornstein and Robert Desmond's talk at the first TEDxKazimierz […]

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 […]

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 13, 2018
Interview with Harriet Noble -> BBC World Hacks Producer

Richard Lucas February 2018 I spoke to Harriet  Noble for the Project Kazimierz podcast. I wanted her on the show because I was interested in the cross over between what she does as a job - finding new solutions to the world's problems,  and what TEDx License Holders do in terms of finding great ideas […]

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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