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. Seth Godin's altMBA Alumni. Lives in Edinburgh with his wife and young family. Always in the kitchen at parties.

Leveling up: No mud, no lotus.

If you’re putting yourself out there; trying to improve, helping others, creating change or trying to make a difference – at some point, it’s going to get hard.  Maybe even...

/ August 11, 2016

Help yourself by helping others…

The easiest thing in life? Advise others… Behold, not one but two choice video’s (contain yourselves, please).  One from a pro, all star illustrator and all ’round guru James Victore...

/ July 28, 2016

Feeling mediocre? Keep going.

It never goes the way you expect: I caught this smart little video from The School of Life.  It tells the story of a little character who is looking to...

/ July 22, 2016

My colleague wrote this leaving letter and it is golden.

A long-time colleague sent this fantastic leaving note to a group colleagues today.  She’s someone whom I’ve seen flourish and grow over a number of years by continually putting herself out...

/ June 30, 2016

How would you inspire your younger self?

“The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life” – Muhammad Ali Speaking to inspire: On Tuesday this...

/ June 17, 2016

Courtesy of the altMBA Alumni: 37 Propeller questions to get you thinking about the change you want to make

A big thank you to John Robinson of altMBA5 for being the instigator of this post.  John shared that one of the key things for him when reflecting on his altMBA experience...

/ June 2, 2016

Feast your ears: The CurveFinder Playlist

As far back as I can remember music has figured in my day. I remember rushing back from primary school and insisting on my Mum cranking up the record player… it’s...

/ June 2, 2016

Going it on your own, with purpose.

I’ve spent pretty much all of my career working with big corporate businesses.  That has had its advantages and disadvantages and I have no complaints, it has served me well…...

/ June 1, 2016

Decision making: Bringing it back to “what’s it for?”

On Seth Godin’s altMBA, from start to finish, on every project, one of the key questions that we all labored over (and still do) was “what’s it for?”.  Three short...

/ May 25, 2016

A.M.P: The recipe for personal and professional motivation…

Success. Happiness. Fulfillment. Motivation.  *poor analogy alert* Seems to me that a lot of people are searching for the formula or recipe that serves these up on the metaphorical dinner plate of existence (whatever...

/ May 23, 2016