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”

Reading is not slacking

Meetings, team calls and 1:1’s are part of our working day culture and no one questions them on a calendar. What if you saw ‘Read a Book for an hour’ on someone’s calendar what would you think? Reading can change your perspective. This in turn can lead to improved productivity or you and your teamContinue reading “Reading is not slacking”

Stories improve sales

I read a good book recently called ‘Significant Objects’, it is a literary and anthropological experiment devised by Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn, where they demonstrated that the effect of narrative on any given object’s subjective value can be measured objectively. In their book, they recount an experiment on eBay. “Stories are such a powerfulContinue reading “Stories improve sales”

Good, better, best, never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best

The search for self improvement is a constant one. It implores you to be uncomfortable being comfortable, discontent feeling content. You can always improve but it will require effort there are many ways I picked eight things I do to try and be better; Read books; No surprise with this first one Listen to podcasts;Continue reading “Good, better, best, never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best”