I had a week off at the end of the summer. I spent the time at home walking, reading, laughing and relaxing. I spent more time with nature than I had in a long time. Walking and sitting and observing nature. No day was the same that week. I felt great that week. I returnedContinue reading “Variation in nature; vs modern life’s repetition”
Xander (my 25 year old son) and I are at finals day. Or more accurately we are in a Hilton about to head off to Edgbaston to watch the cricket. All week I have been talking to folks about finals day and many will wish you luck or good wishes. So while I wait forContinue reading “Three types of people”
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger are are my investor heroes. They are also close to my heart as they read all the time. They are super smart sage old dudes that happen to run a behemoth of a hedge fund. So naturally you would think that they have some smart advice to share. When IContinue reading “Don’t be stupid, Stupid!”
Melanie and I got the house cleaned this weekend. We payed for a ‘cherry picker’ truck to block off our house and clean our house exterior. It was a beautiful UK September day and the company we contracted blocked off the corner and jet washed the whole house. Taking off years of water and dirtContinue reading “Getting ones house in order”
There is a skill not taught in regular business courses that is crucial to success. There is a skill your company highly values you for but won’t always know how to recognise it. This skill is going to be more and more important as we gravitate to higher value adding roles in the era ofContinue reading “September; Honing an essential skill”
Melanie and I were already at the beach for the weekend when Natty our daughter decided to come down and stay with us. She was going to be on the 10:36 Sunday morning train from Victoria to Brighton, and we could not have been more happy to see her. We waited for her at theContinue reading “Railway stations & loved ones”
More of a diary form today folks. I am not spending a ton of time proof reading it so if this is not your thing you can skip today’s post. OK, if you are still here then here goes…. I am on PTO for a few days and miraculously coincided with some great weather inContinue reading “The Hundred; A great day out”
Each person must feel valued. From the personal assistant to the VP. When they understand that they are contributing members of the team and that their role has value, then the magic is possible. In my soccer coaching days I shook things up with not having a starter and substitute culture culture but ‘A ONEContinue reading “Team first, always !”
I am doing a number of courses with an architect urban sketcher called Liz Steel. She has a mantra for her courses and I love what it says, I wanted to share here as an example of how we can all think about all learning, enjoy: We share but don’t compare We have confidence inContinue reading “Teaching mantra; a lesson to use in all learning”
Your time is your own. You know how to make the most of it. It might feel like life is a tumult of obligations but for most you that read this the pressure is a privilege. Life is a gift, full of mystery and beauty. Make your Saturday a masterpiece. I drew this sketch sittingContinue reading “Life: Yours to spend how you wish”
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