Food For Thought

Food for Thought

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

Food for Thought

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

Food for Thought

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 on days when we can't offer you a Hot Ticket.

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Ladies, Gents & Breakfast Events

Food for Thought

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?

Food for Thought

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

Food for Thought

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"

Food for Thought

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

Food for Thought

Some personal pickings from a year of designing, building and obsessing over the business of breakfast.

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Big Years

Big Years

Our Community

Ever on a mission to feed your ideas, share wisdom and build momentum among great Londoners, for each day of Advent 2017 we 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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The Three Commandments of Conversation

Food for Thought

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

Food for Thought

Our Feasts 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 Alchemy of the Perfect Conversation

Food for Thought

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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