This year I’m becoming a builder

For me, 2014 was all about focus. I drastically cut the number of projects I was working on and roles I was performing. I dropped extras and was extra discerning about what I spent my time doing. Living a pared back life and dedicating myself to just a few things […]

Travelling doesn’t just broaden the mind – it tests the team

I’ve never understood or experienced the travel bug and so don’t empathise with friends who insist on going to far-flung places to sit on elephants or climb mountain X just for the view. As a proud and perhaps somewhat arrogant Londoner, I’ve always suffered FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) when […]

Five lessons at Twenty Five

HRH Queen Elizabeth and Anne-Marie Imafidon

June is my birthday month. This June I met the Queen & Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace, sat at a breakfast table with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Lady Martha Lane-Fox, Mayor Bloomberg and Mayor Boris (all at the same time) and was called into meet with one of the most senior people […]

A lot can happen in a year – thank you 2013

I look back at the past 365 days, via my blog posts, tweeted pictures and emails and am astonished at what has happened. In my final post of 2012, I wrote that ‘I hoped my thank you list for 2013 would be longer’, but would never have guessed the scale […]

Doing good? Trying to prove it is ‘Mission Impossible’

“We haven’t quite got 99 problems – we actually identified 9 problems with social impact measurement.” – Jack Graham, CEO & Founder of Year Here I first encountered the notion of a social entrepreneur after attending an event hosted by Lord Wei at university and since have looked on social […]

5 ways technology can make train travel less of a nightmare

In the UK we’ve had a railway system since 1825. We’ve had electricity on trains for ages now and I remember noticing wi-fi on trains round about 2010 (or possibly earlier). Though I wouldn’t quite call the existence of trains a miracle, I do appreciate the fact that they run, […]

Patience is a name. Serendipity is my virtue.

For me serendipity arises more when you’re open to new ideas, open with your thoughts & ideas and open with your time. A closed hand can’t receive anything. I absolutely hate being told “Patience is a virtue, Anne-Marie”. One Saturday afternoon a few months back, Michelle Brook (also known as […]