I read a great article by Professor Michael Merrifield, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Nottingham. He was debating the merit of university league tables – a contentious issue in the world of higher education UK-wide. In offering an idea about how a potential student might find out where… Read More Go to the top of the class . . .
What could you do tomorrow at work that would require little time or money but be so effective – a pinch point in effect … minimum effort for maximum return? Think about it. Plan it. Then tomorrow, do it. Here are a few ideas to start you off: Get in early Smile Find out the… Read More The small stuff . . .
Kami Rita Sherpa has been to the summit of Everest more times than anyone else. He knows all there is to know about the mountain’s highs (pardon the pun) and lows. And in talking about the risk of avalanche, he has this to say: “If in doubt, descent is always the best decision, because Everest… Read More Climb every mountain . . .
Barcelona’s Sagrada Familia has only recently been given planning permission to allow the church to be completed. Work on it began in 1882. A 137 year wait is no laughing matter. But it puts into perspective waiting for your IT department to fix your computer, or your colleague to meet the deadline they’ve already missed… Read More It’s official . . .
“Two-thirds of American movies are extensions of commercials – they tell you how to feel and they tell you how to think – rather than letting you figure it out on your own” (Alan Arkin). I’m not an expert on American movies, so I don’t know if this is true, but these words from Alan… Read More Go figure . . .
Phubbing. Yes, a new word to me too. Are you guilty? Look it up, why don’t you … unless you’re too busy to do that of course.
I’d been reading a lot about emotions, so it was rather timely when watching the television recently to have come across a wonderful reference to them there … I was watching a property renovation programme where a couple where arguing about whether to spend money to renovate the house they lived in with a view… Read More It adds up . . .
At work, on any particular day, I can access, should I want to … a state of the art sports centre, including swimming pool, an early morning exercise class, a restaurant or a coffee shop (in abundance), a chemist, a monthly farmers’ market, a boating lake, a theatre, any one of a number of libraries,… Read More WLB . . .
“Slow down, you move too fast . . . You got to make the morning last . . .” Thank you Mr Simon. Great advice for a Monday morning.