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Monty
London, United Kingdom
Passionate about getting the world more active.
Interests: Sport, Physical Activity, Skiing, Mountaineering, Cycling, Triathlon, Football (Soccer), Basketball, Movement, Boxing, Climbing, Music, Eating Out, Learning
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Have you ever seen a person make someone else feel so small with words that the individual on the receiving end of them has no fight left in them, and whose only choice is to look down towards the ground? Ashamed, humiliated, worthless, pointless? I have seen this happen before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2019 at Monty's Wire
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As human beings we have always existed and operated in small tribes or communities. From the early hunter gatherer days, we found ourselves working in packs, small groups to make life more enjoyable and easier. In many ways we haven’t changed all that much. Both in the real world and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Monty's Wire
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When I was growing up, my granddad always used to say to me, if a job is worth doing, it’s worth doing well. One of those statements which at the time as a child growing up, I always thought it was his way of getting me to do a painful... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2019 at Monty's Wire
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2018 Story #2: This story came from observing & interacting with others & situations throughout the year where I found myself back in London, which gave me some new perspectives on the disparity between those with opportunity & those without.. Global inequality in terms of wealth is at an all-time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Monty's Wire
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I sit here, a year since writing my last piece (how time flies!), invigorated by what has been a turbulent, challenging but also incredibly rewarding year. For those who were kind enough to give a thumbs-up / like to any of my previous articles, please accept my sincere apologies for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2018 at Monty's Wire
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After a little pause in posting on Monty's Wire due to focusing my efforts on other projects the first thing to know is that - I AM BACK! Second thing, I am shifting gears as of 29th December, I will be travelling on a one-way ticket back to London from... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Monty's Wire
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This morning I was listening to an incredible podcast by NPR called ‘How I Built This’ featuring an interview with the founder of computer game company Atari, Nolan Bushnell. A great quote, which stuck with me today around one of the reasons why Nolan believes Atari was successful which was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at Monty's Wire
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It has been a while since I have posted on here, but today seemed like as good a day as any and I shall explain why at the end. Today I came across a really interesting article on the BBC Sport website. The article, combined with a video interview with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Monty's Wire
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I didn’t catch any Pokémon tonight but this was my view and I felt inspired to write. How many times have you got to the end of a long day and just wanted to eat some food, watch something mindless on television and just basically do nothing? Rhetorical question, and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Monty's Wire
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Before we get started, I wanted to acknowledge that it was the first time I’d put a question out there for feedback and was overwhelmed with the positive responses. So I wanted to say a MASSIVE thank you to everyone who shared their valuable thoughts and insights on this topic.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Monty's Wire
Sully, thanks for your thoughts. Interesting how people seem to take the easy route now..watching vs playing, or 5 a side not 11 a side. Quick fixes like you say. I wonder what is truly driving that? Like you say, lots of other opportunities for other things now, cheap weekends away etc, but I sense there is something deeper going on in society. Is it to do with values? I'm wondering if people have lost touch with how meaningful participating in sport amongst friends can be...community aspect, hard work, loyalty, trust etc...5 a side like you say is more selfish, i'll go when i want on my terms...
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Following my most recent article, I have spent the past few weeks reading numerous Government policy reports, researching community outreach programs and investigating the various commercial platforms which the world of health, fitness & physical activity are built around. What became quickly apparent to me was that in the UK... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2016 at Monty's Wire
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The London Olympics in 2012 was billed as the Games that would ‘Inspire a Generation’. A positive and optimistic sentiment and a nice sound bite for officials, but I sincerely believe that Sport & activity can play a much bigger role in the progress of society than simply having a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2016 at Monty's Wire
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How many times in business have you heard someone make the point, ‘it’s important to build a diverse team’ or in team sports, ‘a diverse, yet well balanced team will be critical to a successful campaign.’ This doesn’t sound like rocket science and if you spend some time thinking about... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at Monty's Wire
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I recently watched an old documentary of the pain and hardship a world Championship Boxer goes through to prepare for a fight. Normally around 12 weeks of training, clean food, massages, intensive training, all conducive to being at the peak of their performance levels come fight night. What dawned on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2016 at Monty's Wire
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Power by definition is ‘The capacity or ability to direct or influence the behavior of others or the course of events.’ Over the years I’ve read many articles, books & witnessed many types of power plays in various business meetings & situations. What I know is that not one story... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Monty's Wire
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On Sunday afternoon, I was lucky enough to be stood next to the coach of one of the Men’s 1500m finalists at the IAAF World Indoor Championship. What I witnessed was a grown man’s emotions switch from extreme hope to extreme despair back to hope to raw anger to exultation,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at Monty's Wire
Thanks so much for your comments! Agree with you about the Steve Jobs quote - I strongly believe in knowing & understanding your consumer when going to market. I do think Jobs' quote is a good example of end of extreme innovation...probably the most extreme for that matter. My main point though is that every company should identify which part of their business it is critical to innovate to get an advantage. It could be manufacturing, staff culture, product, warehousing efficiency etc, or a combination of them. The key is to know where to innovate, but always to have an 'innovation' mindset - wherever it is most relevant...
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2016 on Why Innovation Matters at Monty's Wire