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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 […]

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 […]

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 13, 2018
Interview with Harriet Noble -> BBC World Hacks Producer

Richard Lucas February 2018 I spoke to Harriet  Noble for the Project Kazimierz podcast. I wanted her on the show because I was interested in the cross over between what she does as a job - finding new solutions to the world's problems,  and what TEDx License Holders do in terms of finding great ideas […]

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 […]

December 13, 2017
The OMGKRK X-MASSive Party - lessons learned from organising a 1000 person event in 3 weeks

Richard Lucas 13th December 2017 The yearly OMGKRK X-MASSive party is a fixture for the Krakow Startup community.  Our 2017 event is tomorrow 14th December 2017. Details here This blog post recalls the history of how these huge parties started, and shares some lessons for anyone wanting to organise major events on tiny budgets.   […]

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 […]

November 1, 2017
Five things I learned from Asaf Navot - Founder - Home Made

by Richard Lucas 1st November 2017 This post is part of a series to go with the Project Kazimierz podcast. This interview is on line here. Asaf Navot is the founder of Home Made in London, a fast growing residential property service which is both cheaper and better than existing services. Prior to founding his […]

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