Resigned to freedom

By |June 4th, 2014|

I read a book a few years ago called Antifragile. It has many key lessons. One of the most resonant is about how you should always try to be in situations where the upside outweighs the downside.  It is […]

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 […]

10000 ways that won’t work

By |April 30th, 2014|

When I was figure skating, I won a lot of competitions. I still remember the first one. It was at my home ice rink and was an Open competition that invited people from around the UK. I was about […]


By |April 23rd, 2014|

spend time with people you don’t really want to
pretend to be something you’re not
regret telling someone what they mean or have meant to you
allow others to make you uncomfortable with who you are
stay in an unhappy relationship because it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Do You Think?

By |February 25th, 2014|

What did you think of my presentation?

How do I look in this dress?

Does this haircut suit me?

Is there anything more I could do?

When I get asked to give feedback to someone, my feelings will differ according to the person […]