Author Archives: Chris Barrow


I don’t like religious or political fanatics. They cause more harm than perhaps any other humans. I love work fanatics. They make every day a blast. great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective a person … Continue reading

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Before the bandwagon

It was the 60’s and 70’s British financier Sir James Goldsmith (one of my more controversial personal heroes) who coined the phrase: If you can see a bandwagon, it’s too late I know that we cannot spend all of our … Continue reading

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Is Britain going back to work?

I find myself working for the third consecutive weekend this month and it’s not making me happy. The first two weekends I worked on Sunday, preferring to run Park Run and spend time with Annie on the Saturday. As I … Continue reading

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Researching how best to deliver 2021

It has been very humbling to read the daily submissions of those enjoying our Get Your Year in Gear (GYYIG) programme this month. I have written in the business blog about the frequent examples of “Imposter Syndrome” that have emerged … Continue reading

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On Brain Pickings, Steinbeck and self-doubt

I’m a huge fan and regular reader of Maria Popova’s weekly email newsletter “Brain Pickings”. To quote Maria, “Brain Pickings has a free Sunday digest of the week’s most interesting and inspiring articles across art, science, philosophy, creativity, children’s books, … Continue reading

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Easily the biggest story of 2019 was Annie taking a DNA test, simply to find out some more about her ancestory, only to discover two half-sisters and a half-brother in New York. That paragraph is a very long story made … Continue reading

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Boxing Day 2019

It has been a very long time since I posted to this blog. Time to start again perhaps? What better time than to reflect on a superb Christmas Day with my beautiful wife, followed by a Boxing Day with 4 … Continue reading

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he by John Connolly My rating: 5 of 5 stars What a great novel with which to start the year – Connolly brings the characters and their world to life with prose that flows from one year to the next, … Continue reading

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Oman 2018 – the emotion, the coaching and the tactics of the trip of a lifetime

The Emotion I want you to imagine falling asleep under the most amazing star field you have ever seen. After unbroken dreams of beaches, deserts and mountains, you wake as the dawn begins to break. Emerging from your sleeping bag … Continue reading

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Why we will all go back to work today

There have been two occasions in recent weeks on which I’ve woken early and arrived down in the kitchen to discover horror stories all over social media concerning events of the preceding evening. Thank goodness that this morning, as I … Continue reading

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