Andrew Thornton on why Human Potential Matters

I was asked this morning why Human Potential matters and how this all links to purpose, both as an organisation and as an individual. As humans, we thrive when we have a purpose, a reason to get out of bed – Ikigai is what the Japanese call it. And, the same applies for organisations. All […]

Andrew Thornton on the Human Potential Forum

As many of you know, I am totally committed to the experiment of building a sustainable business in a heartful way. Over the years I have realised that this means tapping into the full human potential of our employees and creating the conditions for them to express more of their creativity in the work environment. […]

Andrew Thornton on ‘Eat the Elephant, one bite at a time…’

As some of you know, we ran our first Human Potential Forum in London last month. We had 20 business leaders drawn from 8 different organisations who feel the call to take a more ‘heartful’ approach to their organisations.  Most were businesses and one was an Arts’ College – this works just as well in […]

Andrew Thornton on ‘Armed Robbery and Heart!’

As regular readers here will know, I own a supermarket in North London, Thornton’s Budgens, which we use as our laboratory for our Heart in Business work. Last Thursday, we had an attempted armed robbery. I was on the shop floor, opposite our Post Office on the phone when I hear screams and saw a […]

Andrew Thornton on Returning to Playground Human Potential

Happy New Year to you all. I hope that 2018 brings you all that you wish for. You may be wondering what playgrounds have to do with Human Potential – have I lost it? Or maybe Thornton’s Budgens has opened a playground in the store??? To find out, I’d love if you could take 3 […]

Andrew Thornton on saying goodbye to 2017

It’s been quite a year that we are saying goodbye to. What with Trump and his tweets, and from where I sit in London, watching the shambles of Brexit unfold. I was amused by the view of Deutschlandfunk commentator Peter Kapern, who described Brexit as, “the biggest political nonsense since the Roman emperor Caligula made […]