Ok so I have a weakness for sports stadia. There I admit it. I love them. I love getting up close to them. Having my own – in this case Vicarage Road, Watford – that I have visited regularly for coming up to 30 years means I have learnt to understand what it takes for… Read More

Had the chance to visit my old school and talk to the pupils about what I’d learnt from my career to date. Once we got over the laughter of the internet not being “invented until 1995″, it seemed to go down well. 10 Life Lessons from Business from Jamie Parkins… Read More

I’m currently on the road a bit with work and as a result have had the chance to visit some pretty iconic landmarks in recent weeks – but the Getty Center in Los Angeles really took me by surprise. If you can imagine a setting on top of the LA hills designed by a Minecraft… Read More

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The Walking With The Wounded’s Christmas campaign caught my eye recently so I’ve decided that in the week proceeding the annual turkey-fest that is Christmas Day, I should get out of my seat and raise some funds for those less fortunate. The premise is quite simple really (the best ones often are!). Walk home from… Read More

To try and make things a bit more interesting through the course of the  World Cup I’ve set myself a pot of £25 to play with on Bet365.com.  Going to see how well I do with a number of micro bets (hey I’m not a big spender!). Let us see if I can come out… Read More

On the 8th June 1986 my Dad woke me in the middle of the night and suggested I come downstairs. There was something he wanted to show me. Bleary eyed I followed him downstairs and towards the glow of our TV set. On that television, the second half of the Denmark-Uruguay game was just kicking… Read More

Last week I had the pleasure of organising and managing the first ever company wide internal hack at JustGiving. Under the catchy moniker of JustHacking (lazy I know!), I asked the business to join me in helping to realise a few internal goals: Increase awareness and understanding of our API stack Have a go at innovating… Read More

Had a fantastic few days last week presenting at APIStrat2014 – a conference for the emerging API economy. It’s great to people from across Europe coming together and what really struck me is the sense of openness that permeates the group. Like the open platforms we were there to eulogise, there is a real sense… Read More