Monthly Archives: November 2015

My first laptop

Random access memories……… The 250Mb hard drive. The black screen with flashing green cursor. The interminable wait whilst the darn thing powered up. My ignorance of what the letters GUI stood for? The collection of floppy disks. The upwardly-mobile financial … Continue reading

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The Bike Sheds

  My penultimate year at school was 1968 – an era without mobile phones or the internet. In the breaks we congregated in the bike sheds at the back of Burnage Grammar School. We gossiped (along with the occasional Players … Continue reading

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There at the beginning.

In conversation with friends over dinner, I was asked to share my involvement in business start-ups. For years people who have either bought or decided to open new dental practices have asked me to comment on their imagination (in some … Continue reading

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Dashing into the future

My new iPhone 6s Plus has made my iPad Mini obsolete, along with the accompanying bluetooth keyboard, (Product) Red magnetic cover and Herschel carrying case (we do like to accessorise). I’ve delayed the purchase of a new Macbook Pro until … Continue reading

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Failure, fallibility and burn out

Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better by Pema Chödrön My rating: 5 of 5 stars I arrived home last Friday evening, completely burned out by October. A month which included two 6-day weeks (although my sympathy plea for that was quickly … Continue reading

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