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September 22, 2021
The Happy to Chat Bench/Gaduławka unveiling 22nd September 2021

Introduction This is not the first unveiling I've been to, or involved in, during my life, but it is a significant one. A few years ago I was behind the Kraków' "Wojtek the Soldier Bear statue project" and wrote about it here. This blog post shares a few thoughts and reflections on what is happening […]

August 8, 2021
Does anyone know anyone in...Canada...?

Richard Lucas August 2021 Introduction My application to go to TED in Vancouver in April 2022 has been accepted. I am thinking ahead about how to make the most of my visit. I've a number of non-profit projects with positive social impact that I may be able to get started while there, if I have […]

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 […]

March 1, 2021
The end of Project Kazimierz - and a new podcast is born

Richard Lucas1st March 2021 Introduction I recorded a final episode of the Project Kazimierz podcast on 27th February 2021, in which I thanked the many people interviewed over the years, my co-founder Sam Cook, and producer Adam Zuba, and last but by no means least our listeners. This final episode went live today, and you […]

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

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 […]

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