13 June, 2014
As the World Cup has now kicked off, I must admit I do enjoy it.  It reminds me of when I was younger and some of the then magical moments involving Lineker, Gascoigne, Pearce and company. But something does nag away at me. Forget about the few million pounds that have allegedly been shared out in brown envelopes to convince people to vote for certain countries (we all know that kind of thing…
31 May, 2014
I had a lovely lunch the other day with a franchise owner, who kindly let me ask lots of probing questions about why they were not doing everything they needed to do to convert a batch of prospects. When challenged like this, people normally take one of two paths. They either give a load of excuses such as “they don’t really use us”, “they will let me know”, “they are going to order one…
23 May, 2014
“There just never seem to be enough time in the day” is an expression commonly heard. And how true it seems, especially if you have kids and a business to run, no matter how brilliant your partner is (and mine is!)   So it is really important that we focus the time we have on key areas, as effectively as possible.  Nothing new there, I hear you say, but…
9 April, 2014
Human beings are on the one hand very intelligent (for example they can put a giant metal object into space) and then on the other hand extremely stupid (for example they read and believe texts that were written thousands of year ago and have been edited and rewritten hundreds of time by people with all sorts of motives). The human that put the giant metal object in space is the proactive, measured and rational…
21 March, 2014
Once upon a time there were three little pigs...ok so we all know the story, but why is it that the messages in these fairy stories are not remembered as much as the plot? The purpose of these fables is to pass on knowledge and insight to little ones who haven’t yet had chance to gain it from life experience.   Yet the three little pigs, a moral about effort, endeavour and…

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