These leaders are changing our world for the better. We find out how they get the job done.
There are a handful of business leaders and industry figures in Britain who are changing the world. From Annette King to Federico Bolza and George Brasher, these smart people seem to get an incredible amount done, in an impossibly short space of time.
One of the earliest visionaries in the space of wearable technology, Tilbury learnt the ropes as fashion innovation director of Philips’ Design Labs, partnering with the likes of Levi and Nike to launch some of the first ever integrations of tech in consumer clothing.
After leaving Philips in 2012 Tilbury founded XO, a fashion brand with technology at its core. To date the group has partnered with the likes of Pepsi, Disney, Arcade Fire, Lexus and Intel to bring wearable technology to the masses.
A busy woman, with big ideas, The Memo asked Tilbury how she gets it all done.
I wake up between 6:45am and 7:30am.
Once the alarm goes our house kicks into gear as we have two boys, aged 9 and 11, who need to get to school.
I occasionally use Headspace to meditate during the day.
A Silver iPhone 6 with 64gb of storage.
It really depends on the day, XO is in startup mode so no two days are the same, some are very quiet and others have masses of interactions.
Until lights go out.
I’m always juggling family and startup life, because sadly in startup mode we struggle to create routine, however with kids at least you are forced to stop work
Work hard, play hard.
Be motivated and learn your craft. Make sure you are a jack of all trades, and a master of one – I heard someone say this recently and was inspired.
Tilbury will be speaking next month at One Question on 2 November, a one-day conference seeking to explore how we successfully marry technology and humanity. Tickets are on sale now and The Memo’s readers can get a 15% discount with the code THEMEMO15.
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