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Working with your hands

March 6, 2012


It was June 17th and I went to the work site, also known as my home, and I told the lead builder: ‘I have good news and bad news’ I said ‘What is the bad news’ he said, being a good Irish man ‘I will be working here come Monday’ I said, with a wry […]

Distinguished competencies

February 12, 2011


I came across a recent video of a talk by Daniel Goleman , and found it fascinating. It starts off with a really interesting insight on the correlation of IQ and EQ, they are not correlated! He goes further to suggest that the majority of companies tend to screen a lot on IQ, meaning everyone […]

Possibility thinking

January 27, 2011


“If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.” – Gandhi Language is very powerful, listen to someone like Wade Davis and he will tell you it could be the most powerful part of being […]

Feeling a bit overwhelmed?

January 3, 2011


Have you come back to a long list of things to do in the next few weeks? Saw this article today, thought I would share, here are the key highlights: Make a list. Write down everything you need to do on a piece of paper. Do the quick hits. Take 15 minutes, no more, to […]

When is enough, enough?

September 2, 2010


I had a debate on which picture to choose for this blog, I had a bigger debate on whether to write this blog, and really this blog is all about the biggest debate I have with myself – which I am finding out to be a secret debate that a lot of other people are […]

On luck…

April 7, 2010


Came across this article recently, and thought it would be a great one to share. I am also a believer in ‘objective optimism’ and found this story really interesting! The work is from Richard Wiseman who is a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire. Enjoy! And please comment with your reactions… +++++++++++++++++++++ A decade ago, […]

What did you study at Uni?

March 22, 2010


Thanks to a bunch of folks off-line and a couple on-line, I am back! It has been a really busy couple months since I returned from the holiday break. I graduated from my MBA, which was fun, and have recently picked up some work on the strategy for the UK business. All very exciting, although […]

You got to find what you love

December 22, 2009


Came across this the other day, and it might just be the holidays, but I found it really inspiring. Please welcome my guest blogger, Steve Jobs! ++++++++++++++++ This is the text of the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005. I am honored […]

Seeing Tom Peters in London

September 22, 2009


A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity on the 3rd of September to see the legendary Tom Peters speak at the London Business Forum. It was an amazing event, as he took us through his thinking on why the soft stuff is actually really the hard stuff. He even went further and said that […]