Current Projects

1. Eastfield Sporting Goods

Eastfield Co is a table tennis focused sporting goods brand.

ARTICLE: Here I go through every step it took to create our table tennis brand.

It’s currently stocking just a table tennis equipment but the plan is to turn Eastfield into a multi-channel brand covering everything to do with table tennis. From selling products, to organising tournament and running training camps.

2. The Wren Coffee Shop

wren coffee projectThe Wren is not-for-profit coffee shop based in the city of London. It is in St Nicholas Cole Abbey, a church that was designed by England’s most famous architect, Christopher Wren. It won the prestigious coffee stop award for ‘The Best New Coffee Shop In London’ in 2014. You can find it at 114 Queen Victoria Street, City of London, EC4V 4BJ.

ARTICLE: Here I  go through the details of how and why we founded a coffee shop.

3. Expert in a Year

expert in a year tumbnail The Expert in Year project originated as a year challenge where I played table tennis every day for a year with the aim to go from a complete novice to one of the top players in the country. The final video was viewed 1.5 million times and the challenge was featured on the BBC, Huffington Post, The Telegraph, DIGG and Mashable.

ARTICLE: Spectacularly failing to become an Expert in a Year.

ARTICLE: What happens when your YouTube video goes viral?

4. Palio Table Tennis Bats

We are the inventors of the Palio x ETT range of table tennis bats. Including the Expert, Master and Legend table tennis bats.

The Palio Expert 2 is the number one best-selling table tennis bat in the UK and has held that title for the last three years.

5. Consultancy

kQhL9YXa_400x400I offer a consultancy service for small businesses or individuals. It costs $200 an hour and you can schedule a call with me here.

ARTICLE: How I started a consultancy business

6. Books

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Expert in a Year: The Ultimate Table Tennis Challenge] – A book about my year playing table tennis every single day.

The Empopath – A book I wrote and published in three days under the pen name Sam Piper in order to test out self-publishing and print-on-demand.

7. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

brazilian-jiu-jitsuI currently train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu most days and expect to continue doing so for many years to come. I am quite good at a lot of things, but I am not exceptional at anything. In 10 years time, I want to be exceptional at Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

ARTICLE: What I learnt spending a year getting beaten up

ARTICLE: Levelling up in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

8. Digital Nomad

hard-at-workIn March 2015 I gave up my flat in London, sold most of my stuff and packed what was left into a suitcase. Since then I have been travelling the world, living and working on my businesses from whatever country I happen to end up in. It’s an experiment I am not quite ready to give up yet.

ARTICLE: Becoming a Digital Nomad

ARTICLE: My digital nomad expenses – travelling South America vs living in London

Previous Projects