A Great partner makes you better

My Grandad Dennis would tell me “Who you marry is the most important decision you’ll ever make so marry well” He married my Nan Elsie so he knows what he was talking about.  I am also very fortunate, I married the most wonderful woman. Melanie is my better half and that can be no doubt.Continue reading “A Great partner makes you better”

Be prepared, but not for the reason you think

Preparation prevents poor performance they say, but let me share with you a seldom shared reason why preparation will make you more happier and successful. If we can prepare better than it will leave us at peace and with energy for the next challenge. I have looked and cannot see this perspective shared anywhere soContinue reading “Be prepared, but not for the reason you think”

A colleagues 10 year cube reflection

I attended a colleagues 10 year cube call last Friday. A very dear friend of ours, Jason Gilet had been at Veeva for a decade. It was lovely to celebrate with him. It made me happy to spend an hour in the company of friends. I started at Veeva when there was hardly any EuropeansContinue reading “A colleagues 10 year cube reflection”

Bad parenting; Hair today, gone tomorrow

Author’s note: I have for the last twenty years or more kept a daily notebook/journal and the things I hear and see I squirrel away for myself, the future or just because I must write something. Now I have kept this daily blog thing up for 150 days I put ‘some’ of the things upContinue reading “Bad parenting; Hair today, gone tomorrow”

Contradictions make us who we are

I hate social media but I love attentionI love being smart but I hate show offsI hate social status but love airport lounges I love driving safely, but hate when others doI hate to be judged, but love literary criticismI love fancy cars but hate ostentation None of the above make any sense on itsContinue reading “Contradictions make us who we are”

Earn your Saturday: The 2 minute Rule

My Grandad Dennis used to say to me when I was complaining about a hard work week. “earn your Saturday”. I think I have earned this Saturday, I hope you have earned yours too. My aim for these posts that they are two minutes at most. To explore an idea or concept and share itContinue reading “Earn your Saturday: The 2 minute Rule”

In prison or in exile; neither are preferred but we must choose

In life we seek both company and solemnity, life presents choices between these two compulsions. We typically must choose between one or the other. The more we seek the company and comfort of others the more we feel hampered by expectations, obligation and conformity. If it is help you seek on a project or endeavourContinue reading “In prison or in exile; neither are preferred but we must choose”

L’esprit de l’escalier

I am often in a meeting or social engagement where a remark, joke or comment is made which leaves me speechless, I tend to take longer to process things than others. If someone says something against me I am usually embarrassed or confused as to how to react and so let the moment pass by.Continue reading “L’esprit de l’escalier”

You have no authority Jackie Weaver

This video that went viral, it says so many things to me, it says people can’t use zoom, that they can’t spell iPad, that this violent misogyny still exists at the local council level. However it also says that if you stay level headed and do the right thing, you will emerge with your reputationContinue reading “You have no authority Jackie Weaver”