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Overview

  • 63 references 22 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish; learning German
  • 55, Male
  • Member since 2007
  • I've been in business for 30 + yrs, some grew into marke...
  • Cambridge Universith. Economics
  • From Oxford, England, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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About Me

I live in a house with a garden, with my 22 year daughter, and her dog. We have spare rooms.

Single dad, TED.com and TEDx organiser Fan, business and social entrepreneu.

ABOUT ME

multi-track life. I'm tall, like talking, listening, reading, laughing, standup comedy. Doing my own thing, spending time with others I can connect with. It's not all, but a start. I'm often say yes and always consider the chance to do something new. I like putting ideas into action and thinking, which is why I am so into the TED.com and TEDx movement

PHILOSOPHY

Have fun, make money, be useful
I'm the guy who says "yes -Why not?"
I'm a rational optimist and like the idea of
www.structuredprocrastination.com

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

host people, track down CS-ers when I am travelling. go to CS parties. go on about it to my friends. I set up the http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=61011 here on Couchsurfing and it's mirror on Facebook. I want to bring the world of TED.com and Couchsurfing together and set up this group to help make it happen
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=61011

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE
I met someone at a party in 2007 and started hosting.

Interests

people, doing things,starting new projects, I like being with people whose light bulbs are on .I run a singing club, setting up a games club. am allergic to status conscious people, show offs, and people with low self esteem..

  • singing
  • dining
  • running
  • partying
  • drinking
  • clubbing
  • reading
  • traveling
  • socializing
  • business
  • entrepreneurship
  • podcasting

Music, Movies, and Books

Casablanca, Kino Paradiso, Dead of Night
Music - anything that is fun to sing along with.. not at all worried it if is cool or not
Books. I love reading well written books for all ages Michelle Paver, Jonathan Stroud, Philip Pullman, Ayn Rand, Robert Harris, Roald Dahl, Malcolm Gladwell, the Economist, the list is endless...

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

I was at the world record breaking largest launch of 57,000 rockets at the UK annual fireworks competition in 2006... and do my own fireworks displays from time to time.

Teach, Learn, Share

I'm good at organisations and business, give talks in schools colleges about motivation and leadership. have had many small failures, a few disasters and the odd success. I enjoy meeting people who are into TED and TEDx

What I Can Share with Hosts

food drink and company, introductions to my friends

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland, South Korea, United Kingdom

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