Zen and the Art of Business Conversation

6 August 2015

It is August and the holidays are here!  For many, July and August are the months for rest and recuperation and spending time with family on holiday.  For those that live in the northern parts of the Northern hemisphere, it is a time for getting some sun on our skins before the longer winter months […]

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The Nature of Reality

9 July 2015

I have always been fascinated by debates on the differences between objectivity and subjectivity; art and science; East and West; X and Y.  The truth normally lies somewhere in between. 85 years ago two great minds met in Berlin and debated such issues in what must be one of the most interesting thought pieces in […]

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What’s Your Favourite Colour?

17 June 2015

I’ve always been fascinated by colour and believed that men and women see colours differently.  So I was both interested – and not surprised to see what researchers have found on the subject.  It proves that men and women not only prefer different colours, they also see more hues of colour than men.  Men, on […]

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How a £2 coin changed the landscape of British politics FOREVER

7 May 2015

In 2011, a Scottish couple, Colin and Chris Weir bought five EuroMillions tickets.  The tickets cost £2 each. Colin and Chris won £161,653,000 pounds   and celebrated the fact! So how on earth did that change the landscape of UK politics? Well, Colin and Chris gave £3m to the Scottish National Party (SNP) and a […]

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The Hidden Treasure

16 February 2015

The Creator gathered all of creation and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realisation that they create their own reality.” The eagle said, “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.” The Creator said, “No.  One day they will go […]

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Hearts, Minds and Connecting the Dots

1 February 2015

I was recently asked to comment on a blog exploring the idea as to whether or not it is “critical to follow your heart”.  It got me thinking (quite a bit).  Oh, and I make no excuses for the apparent New Age flavour to this post.  It’s just how it came out!   Over the past […]

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Jesus, a Charlie!

22 January 2015

The headlines in January seem to have been dominated by debate about the rights of free speech over the balance of respect of the rights and beliefs of others in society.  I’m for balance.  If I believe in something where expressing it might hurt others, I will try to shut up and not be deliberately rude.  Sometimes […]

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Measurement Madness

7 January 2015

I met up recently with an old friend. She has decided to give up work in March. The hospital she has worked in for many years as a family therapist was transferred from the private sector to the public sector last year. She is giving up because the (UK) National Health Service (or NHS) that has […]

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On Challenges

26 November 2014

What if challenges come into your life at the same rate as the aptitude you have to tackle them? Think of the games you play.  They are most enjoyable when you play people who have roughly your own level of skill.  Playing with those that are much better or much worse is either frustrating or […]

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Streep, Einstein and Mouse

16 November 2014

I was recently sent this quote: “I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands […]

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