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If you’re out to make change then you need to walk the walk, as well as talk the talk.

And a good place to start may simply be to walk and talk.

Based on our own experience and research into connecting Hot Breakfast members while strolling the city's stirring streets, here are 7 situations when taking your meetings into the byways and highways can positively shake things up.

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Networking Is Not Working

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The very word "networking" is enough to make the Hottest of bloods curdle, but occasionally we are all required to sally forth into a sea of suits. 

Here are 4 suggestions about how to make the whole experience less grim and more useful, borne from several years of scrutiny and reflection on the practice.

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A Londoner's Guide To Starting The Day

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On days when we can't offer you a Hot Ticket, where can you turn for inspiration (and eggs)? 

After lengthy consultation with our most discriminating members, a hostile number of alarm clocks and a granary's worth of granola, here is our guide to how London can best invigorate your mornings.

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Rewrite The Script

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There are a few people who step so far from convention that their very presence makes you question all that you understand about the world. Ruth Eira Jones is one of them.

She is a minimalist who could pack all her worldly possessions into three suitcases. She is a coach who has no interest in "improving" you. Her presence feels raw and elemental, but her practice is grounded in neuroscience and decades of experience.

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Of Pirates, Practicalities & Purpose

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There aren't many careers that combine the frisson of adventure with challenging analytical work and the opportunity to make a significant difference.

Oscar Scafidi has devised one such set-up for himself, and to call it colourful would be a gross understatement.

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Ladies, Gents & Breakfast Events

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In the run up to celebrations of the sisterhood, some - very personal and undoubtedly contentious - views on rallying Women, based both on the experience of running Hot Breakfast events and my own hallowed ability to secrete oestrogen.

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Who Feeds Your Mind?

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You think about about what you feed your body, but who feeds your mind? Here are 10 questions to ask yourself about who you know.

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Playing With Power

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Here are our 5 hard-won pointers for designing and managing the first 5 minutes of bringing people together.

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"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire

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How do you ask insightful, illuminating, interesting questions that get minds working and make the most of available time? It's the ultimate skill, as relevant to the boardroom as the breakfast table. Here are three approaches from three different disciplines for three different scenarios.

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9 Of The Tastiest Insights From A Year Of Breakfasts

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Some personal pickings from a year of eating, creating and obsessing over the business of breakfast.

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Big Years

Big Years

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Ever on a mission to feed your ideas, share wisdom and build momentum among great Londoners, for each day of Advent 2017 The Hot Breakfast asked a different inspiring person from our community to tell us about their year, to share one piece of advice that they picked up along the way, and – critically - to give us their top breakfast advice.

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Mild, Wild

Mild, Wild & Everything In Between

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Alix Fox pushes the boundaries of sex in ways that you'd never imagine. An award-winning podcast host, journalist, brand ambassador and educator, Alix manages to get the awkward British public to reveal extraordinarily intimate stories. Here she explains how she does it and what she's learnt.

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Kiko Matthews

The Activist and Adventurer

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Ever wondered what you might be capable of, and how far you can push yourself? Kiko Matthews is the survivor of Cushing's Disease and has learnt a huge amount about the meaning of resilience and happiness. In January she's embarking on an adventure that proves it.

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The Three Commandments of Conversation

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Our lives are largely the sum of the conversations that we’ve had, but - bizarrely - we almost never consider how to make the most of them. We've distilled 3 simple practices to make the outcome of your exchanges less random and more rewarding.

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Poached Eggs With A Side Serving of Epiphany

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Our new HB Talks events have been described as the "new TED". This, in 7 points, is our plan and why we're excited and why we hope that you will be too!

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The Meaningful Adventurist

Style, Substance & Afghan Stars

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Many people dream of finding adventure in their daily lives; few people push themselves to find it; fewer still manage to combine it with work that is meaningful and rewarding. Here's one of them.

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The Alchemy of the Perfect Conversation

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We've sifted through our experience at the high table of some 150 Hot Breakfasts to capture the alchemy of the perfect conversation.

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