I went to London for a conference. Overnight, in a hotel by myself, I was a stranger in this big city. Venturing out after dark to find a corner shop (do they have those in London?) I stumbled upon a well-known supermarket chain (coincidentally on a corner – proof, they do exist). There was some… Read More The kindness of strangers . . .
At a brilliant conference I attended the other day, someone posed this parting shot as we were reflecting on the day and the work we’d done together: “What’s the difference between eye-contact and i-contact? What’s the impact of technology on your leadership?” I’m still thinking.
“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been… Read More More than special . . .
“Don’t walk in front of me… I may not follow Don’t walk behind me… I may not lead Walk beside me… just be my friend” Albert Camus
“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Albert Einstein
“It’s easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission.” Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (9 December 1906 – 1 January 1992)
“Think less, Do more” These words on the cover of a colleague’s notebook made us both stop to think. So we played around with them. What if we changed them to: “Think more, Do less” Hmm, the thinking element felt right, but not the doing. So how about: “Focus your thinking, Do the right thing” Yes, we both liked… Read More Do it right . . .
According to the Pew Research Centre, around 90% of 16-29 year olds use social networking sites, and 77% of them own a smartphone. Yet nearly half of them report “reading a book – in any format – on a daily basis.” So apps and games and videos and messaging and surfing haven’t quite caused a… Read More Great news . . .
Tim Smit is co-founder of the Eden Project. I read that when in the middle of setting up this now famous visitor attraction in Cornwall, the project’s chairman asked him to share his management plans. Spending a hurried weekend writing them down, he came up with some rules. Golden-threaded through them are themes which I… Read More Analyse that . . .
“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken“ Warren Buffet