All posts by Steven Thomas

Fan of great ideas and (especially) the people that make them work. Steven is the creator of CurveFinder exploring subjects like collaboration, leadership, creative endeavour and personal development. He's spent over two decades working in the UK media industry holding various senior business and creative leadership roles, most recently with a focus on Digital Transformation and Corporate Start-ups. Accomplished coach and mentor. An Alumnus of Seth Godin's altMBA. Lives in Edinburgh with his wife and young family - freely admits to watching 'Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid' over 10 times.

Hip Hop hooray: self-innovation lessons from a culture busting movement

On this day back in 1973 Hip Hop was born and it has continued to innovate music, fashion and our culture ever since.  It became more than a way for...

/ August 11, 2017

Summer with a Roman Emperor; an introduction to Stoic Philosophy

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it – Epictetus.” Part of my summer reading this year has focused on Stoic Philosophy.  It’s a school of thought that dates back to the...

/ August 6, 2017
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Poem: Stoic 101

Stoic 101 What did you expect that the winds would howl around all others and leave you unruffled Or for the Suns Ray’s to travel light-years to warm you and...

/ July 21, 2017

Creativity vs Criticism: Filmmaker Kevin Smith has an inspiring philosophy

“More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.” – Kevin Smith I recently...

/ May 10, 2017

Empathy Canvas: A tool for problem solvers, collaborators and influencers

What is the Empathy Canvas for? Empathy is the currency of all change. Without taking the time to walk in the shoes of the people we are trying to affect,...

/ March 26, 2017

Poem: To Be

This is a poem inspired by the work above from Canadian artist, Steve Smith. To Be by Steven Thomas You next to me gentle breeze the ebb and flow of...

/ March 11, 2017

Altitude training: an analogy for self-improvement

There are times when we have to dig in, to find a way to get through ‘it’. It may be starting a new job or balancing study with a demanding...

/ March 10, 2017

Humble persistence: Accepting the lessons of our elders

Last weekend we celebrated the passing of My Grandfather who was 95. I use the word ‘celebrate’ as there was so much to rejoice in, given his long life. On...

/ February 28, 2017

Wise words from acclaimed actor Jeff Goldblum

via GIPHY The more I’ve researched Jeff Goldblum the more I’d love to meet him.  It seems that he’s one of those actors who has perfected playing, well, himself.  He...

/ February 3, 2017

Poem: Keith Moon on Drums

Keith Moon on Drums By Steven Thomas via GIPHY You should’ve seen Keith Moon on drums, Son Banging them pots with rapid swots Fantastic elastic attached to his body a...

/ February 2, 2017