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March 31, 2021
Where to find out what's going on in Krakow (and Poland)

Richard Lucas March 2021 I recently listened to an excellent podcast interview with Jonathan Ornstein, leader of the Jewish Community Centre in Krakow, on a podcast called "The Krakcast". Hear it here. It's from Passover 2020 when Poland was doing relatively well in its Covid-19 response (those were the days). Congratulations to The Krakcast team […]

December 26, 2020
Que Sera Sera - plans for 2021

Richard Lucas December 2020 Introduction This blog post contains information about what I will be working on in 2021 and beyond, and an invitation to "work with me" if there is a match between what I am doing and what anyone reading this wants to do. The projects I am working on are in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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