These leaders are changing our world for the better. We find out how they get the job done.
There’s a select few business leaders and innovators in the UK who are changing the world.
Jessi Baker is helping you know what you’re really eating, and where it’s come from.
Her company Provenance has supported 2,000 food producers to share verified information about their groceries – so they can shout about whether they’re independent, organic, fair trade, locally sourced, animal or environmentally-friendly.
She’s also working with the likes of Co-op, As Nature Intended, and Sainsbury’s so that soon, you’ll simply scan food with your smartphone to get all this information as you shop.
A busy woman, with big ideas, The Memo asked Jessi Baker, how she gets it all done…
Around 7.30am, I read The Guardian and various tech blogs on my phone, shower and dress and run out the door either to a breakfast meeting or the Provenance office in Kings Cross ahead of our daily team “stand-up”.
I block out time in my calendar for the key things I want to do that day.
An iPhone 6S in Rose Gold with the biggest storage – but I’m thinking of swapping to an Android phone soon.
There’s the Provenance team – we are 12 people. And then various clients, partners and advisors, and of course friends – I usually talk to between 10-20 people in a typical day.
Really interesting points for a highly rational mind who wants to do good in the world, love the data nerdiness of it too.
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As a tech entrepreneur, I think it’s essential to have a very clear vision for what success looks like, set measurable/tangible goals for that success and then go make it happen.
Most importantly, don’t get distracted. (Much easier said than done).
I try not to work late or at weekends, but that’s tricky to avoid.
I limit working beyond 7pm to 2 days per week, and usually only do a couple of hours on a Sunday eve to get ahead of my emails.
Lego. And, cutting and sticking, but I still like doing that now too.
I’m interested in what people regret doing with their time, and what behaviour gained the most traction to achieving their successes.
I think the internet will change fundamentally in 10 years or so, where it moves beyond siloed communications and into being a system for trustworthy transactions.