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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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

November 7, 2017
Lessons learned from Standup Comedian Russell Hicks

Richard Lucas 8th November 2017 This blog post is to go with my podcast interview with Russell Hicks - which goes live  today.  There will be the first airing of my new pre-roll,  a new 'old' music voice over, and very different content. I was very, very pleased to have Russell on the show and […]

October 11, 2017
Read, watch and/or listen - resources for would be entrepreneurs at Winchester College

October 2017 I’m doing a workshop at the Winchester College  - the School I attended many years ago  -on the pros and cons of starting a business (compared to a conventional career) and put together a "reading, listening and viewing" list) for the boys. This list is not complete, but as my father often said […]

April 1, 2017
11 point plan for a killer startup pitch (it's not a TEDx talk)

Richard Lucas April 2017 I received this e-mail a few weeks ago from the organisers of a business plan pitching competition. "Dear startup pitching competition organiser. My first reaction is "NOOOOOOOOO" "I'm too busy. My TEDxKazimierz event is only three weeks away. There is a lot of great advice on how to pitch available on […]

May 9, 2016
How to get a ticket to TEDxKazimierz 2016 - the "audience curation" process - FAQ

As Curator of TEDxKazimierz I know that the process by which we allocate tickets is a source of many questions, much special pleading and miscomprehension. This post explains What we do and why we do it, and gives tips for those who are keen to improve their chances of getting a ticket. I regret the […]

March 21, 2015
Seven Keys to Success - Review and comments on Andrzej Lubowski’s TEDxWarsaw talk

Richard Lucas -  21st March 2015 Introduction TEDxWarsaw 2015 on 18th May -  was a memorable experience. As always TEDx-es live by the quality of their speakers. The wonderful venue of Teatr Polski only added to the sense of quality. Andrzej Lubowski gave a great talk last week which I want to share, am summarizing, […]

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