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June 9, 2021
Why “Pre-Events” before TEDx (or other) events ?

Richard Lucas 9th June 2021 Introduction I’ve been organizing pre-events  - (events before events) for a decade. This blog post is published on the day of a TEDxWarsaw pre-event. A couple of weeks ago – the first pre-event not organised by me, took place under the leadership of Martin Venzky-Stalling of TEDxChangMai - who put […]

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 […]

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 […]

November 23, 2016
Time for a revolution in Alumni - Student relations with respect to entrepreneurship

November 2016 Introduction Alumni are "low hanging fruit" - an under used group who can be mobilized to good purposes. It's time for a revolution in alumni/student/pupil relations with respect to support of entrepreneurship. North Americans tend to be good at this - Europeans not yet. Every entrepreneur is an alumni of somewhere. Even a […]

August 24, 2016
Why I am applying for Polish Citizenship

Richard Lucas August 2016 BackgroundHugo Dixon is an excellent journalist,  entrepreneur and person. He founded the website and movement - which supports Britain's continued membership of the EU, and has as its mission statement: "InFacts is a journalistic enterprise making the fact-based case for strong relations between Britain and the EU. We also expose the […]

May 6, 2016
What do you think of my business idea?

May 2016 "Hi Richard, can we grab a coffee? - I'd love to get your feedback on my business idea to do X in Y -  and show you my awesome product. I believe it is really great, and is going to be huge. We urgently need a small investment of $100K due to our first […]

September 20, 2013
Questions from a potential investor, mentor or partner

This post first appeared here as an article on Proseed Magazine in 2013. I have updated it since then, so this version is the best to read. Who is the article for? I send this article to people who approach me asking for feedback, advice, mentoring and/or an investment. I send a link to it […]

January 7, 2013
Letter to a new potential business partner

This my most popular blog post -  I have slightly updated it for the beginning of 2020. This article appeared in Proseed Start up Magazine in December 2012 here I am aware that I don’t always live up to the standards I expect, but this are goals I aim for. By making them public, I […]

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