Business

Service Levels

By |May 14th, 2014|

Living in Chicago, there are a lot of small differences from the UK that you notice: the signs, the prominence of advertising, the dress sense. There are a lot of myths that people have about the US from television […]

I don’t care much about money

By |May 8th, 2014|

I don’t care much about money. I care a bit. I want the minimum amount I think is necessary to live the life I want to live. Which isn’t that much as I don’t like cars, rarely have expensive […]

In Love With The Idea, Not The Reality

By |April 16th, 2014|

I want to be Lionel Messi

I want to be Roger Federer

I wish I was the CEO

When people are putting together a wishlist of what they want to be, they often don’t think of the reality associated with it. Being […]

What’s the Worst that can Happen?

By |April 10th, 2014|

I, like the majority of the world, spend too much time worrying. We convince ourselves that the times have never been more stressful. It’s not true. That the world has never been less safe. Completely not true1. That the […]

Decisions Don’t Get Made In Meetings

By |March 26th, 2014|

Like a lot of people I have mostly transitioned my television viewing online. It’s normally Netflix, Xfinity, BBC iPlayer, Amazon Prime. It’s just easier and using a laptop you can even carry it from room to room. There have […]

Talk With Me, Don’t Sell To Me

By |March 19th, 2014|

Patient: Doctor, you have to help me stop talking to myself. Doctor: Why is that? Patient: I’m a salesman and I keep selling myself things I don’t want.

 

We have all heard the salesmen jokes. They’ve taken root because there […]

What Do You Want To Do?

By |March 12th, 2014|

You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how they seldom they do – Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Humans are group animals. As far as geology and biology can tell us, we have existed in groups […]

If No-one’s Listening, There Is No Sound

By |March 5th, 2014|

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” I’ve always been of the opinion that it does. A witness doesn’t need to exist for an event to […]

Getting Things Done

By |February 5th, 2014|

Having an ego can often be used as term of abuse. Colloquially, it can mean that someone is too sure of himself or herself or too confident. I’ve never seen it like that. An ego can drive someone to […]

Switch Off The Light

By |January 8th, 2014|

As has often been said, we tend to spend the majority of our waking hours working. Everyone’s job is stressful to a greater or larger extent. It’s always important not to bring your home mood into work, but it […]