The Domino Project: Start. Now!

Slides from my 5min Ignite presentation first delivered at the Codeworks Connect ‘Think and a Drink’ event at the Vermont Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne on Thursday 29th September 2011.

Barriers to 'Great Work'

‘Barriers’ stopping people from producing ‘Great Work’ and achieving their dreams in Newcastle. (I got people to write them down on a piece of paper, scrunch them up into a ball, and throw them at a target on stage during my ‘Ignite’ presentation at the Codeworks Connect ‘Think and a Drink’ on 29th September 2011.

Contact me via @plandigitaluk, @lordlancaster, or call +44(0)7734 722 716 if you’d like to know more or get me to deliver this presentation again for you.

‘End Malaria Day’ – help save lives by helping yourself

If you’re a fan of Seth Godin and other motivational, inspirational writers then you will find the new book from The Domino Project ‘End Malaria‘ a real treat.

Packed full of short essays, tips and insights from over 60 of the world’s leading thinkers and business brains, the purpose of this book is not only to inspire and engage the reader to bigger and better things in their own life but to actually participate in a much higher purpose by saving the lives of others.

Released on 7th September 2011 as part of ‘End Malaria Day‘ – $20 dollars (around £12 GBP) from each physical copy sold (and the full amount of each Kindle version) will be donated to ‘Malaria No More‘, an international advocacy organisation on a mission to end malaria-related deaths by 2015.

The money raised will be used to pay for mosquito nets which are proven to be one of the simplest and most effective ways to reduce deaths and increase life expectancy in malaria-ridden countries. (Watch Bill Gates’ legendary TED talk from 2009 below in which he announced his campaign to end malaria).

Please buy this book and play your part in saving lives today. To find out more about the project and people behind ‘End Malaria Day’ watch the video below and visit:

The NO EMAIL DAY Manifesto

I wrote my very first ‘manifesto’ for my NO EMAIL DAY campaign for 11th November. It’s only short so please read and share with at least one other person for me.

.PDF version


Slideshare version

Any comments, feedback or suggestions for the campaign would be greatly appreciated.

No Email Day (11.11.11)

Following my earlier blog post titled ‘The Race To ZERO‘, some friends and I have started a Facebook Campaign for a NO EMAIL DAY on 11th November 2011.

No Email Day (11.11.11)

We’re encouraging people to stop using email completely for 24hrs on 11.11.11 and do something more productive with the time saved instead.

This could simply involve other forms of communication like actually talking to someone face to face, picking up the phone or even writing a letter (remember those?) or spending time away from the office and work to reconnnect with the offline world.

We’re not anti-email. Far from it. It’s a vital and important part of our daily life and one of the greatest inventions known to man. However, it’s been overused and abused and hijacked by the spammers and time wasters over the years to the detriment of the whole human race.

If you sometimes feel like you spend too much time dealing with your emails rather than actually doing ‘real work’, please visit and ‘Like’ our Facebook Page at:

We’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas on better email management and being more productive at work and in life on our ‘Wall’ and any links to good resources or articles that you are aware of. Please also tell us what you will be replacing email with on 11.11.11.

(We’re also on Twitter @NoEmailDayHQ so it would be cool if you could Follow Us and Tweet about the campaign using the special hashtag #noemailday).

Please download, read and share the NO EMAIL DAY Manifesto below:

NO EMAIL DAY by Paul Lancaster (.PDF)

Paul Lancaster