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

The vital stages as a new project is born

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 […]

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 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 […]

January 6, 2020
The Funeral Eulogy to Krystyna Griffith-Jones

6th January 2020 Richard Lucas Introduction On Friday 3rd January I was honoured to attend the funeral of Krysia (as I knew her) in the small town in Sherborne in the West of England. I asked her son Michael if I could share the Eulogy he delivered. It follows this introduction. A letter from the […]

November 6, 2019
What would you say to your High School Alumni ?

November 2019 This is a real question I posed on Linkedin - and copied in below below - as I was going to to talk at a formal dinner in London to alumni of Winchester College, (where I was at school from 1979-84). Below is a transcript of my speech. - I'm particularly happy to […]

October 2, 2019
Get Ready for Brexit

Richard Lucas 1st October 2019 Yesterday evening the British Embassy organised an event in Krakow as part of a road show to inform British Citizens Living in Poland about the implications of a "no deal" Brexit. The reason for this blog post is that the event was remarkable, unusual, impressive and terrifying. I don't often […]

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 […]

October 3, 2018
Is 2018 the best time to commence your studies/Czy rok 2018 jest najlepszym czasem na rozpoczęcie studiów?

October 2018 This blog post has the transcript of my Inaugural Lecture at Wydział Inżynierii Lądowej Politechniki Krakowskiej. The Dean of Krakow Polytechnic's Department of Civil Engineering  Andrzej Szarata - full Polish title (Dr hab. inż. Andrzej Szarata, prof. PK. Kierownik Zakładu Systemów Komunikacyjnych Dziekan Wydziału Inżynierii Lądowe" asked me to give the inaugural address to new students starting […]

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