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.

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

Welcome to Curvefinder.com, here’s what to expect

Thanks a lot for checking out my site.  It’s my study of the concept of self-innovation and creating change for yourself and the people around you; my view is that we...

/ May 19, 2016

Taking a structured approach to goal setting

Before I went through Seth Godin’s altMBA I thought I had goal setting pretty nailed.  How hard can it be, right?  If somebody asked me what I was aiming for either...

/ May 18, 2016

Self-innovation can be just like riding a bike

How can understanding a typical innovation curve or s-curve in business terms help us innovate ourselves? The s-curve is the model applied to help explain the diffusion of disruptive innovations in business....

/ May 17, 2016

GYSHIDO – The art of getting your sh*t done

It feels rather obvious to say, but clearly, unless we get things done we’ll have a hard time reaching our goals.  As humans, now more than ever, we’re fighting the incessant...

/ May 17, 2016

Caroline Paul: The former firefighter teaching girls to be gutsy

I caught a recent podcast from Tim Ferriss where he interviewed Caroline Paul.  Caroline is a former San Franciscan Firefighter and has also written four published books.  The most recent...

/ May 16, 2016