Category Archives: People

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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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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Cupcakes and customer service

A guest post by Suzanne Stolberg Anyone who has heard Chris’s approach to not tolerating dental patients who are looking for the cheapest deal will be familiar with his fabulous script for not treating them. It’s a great business version … Continue reading

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Who were the Brexit voters?

The result is the result and, depending on how you voted (or didn’t) the party poppers or spilt milk can now be cleared away – tomorrow is the first Monday back at work and, with or without a Prime Minister, … Continue reading

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The Troll

I know I shouldn’t (because it gives them oxygen) but I find myself pondering the motivation of internet trolls who wait for you to broadcast anything about which they can express their outrage. In Internet slang, a troll (/ˈtroʊl/, /ˈtrɒl/) is a person who sows discord … Continue reading

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Which list?

A personal coaching exercise. Take 2 sheets of blank paper and a pen. write a list of the achievements, events and relationships in your life, past and present, that you are proud of; write a list of the failures and … Continue reading

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The Adventure Life

Today brings digital news of the unexpected death of another friend of a friend. The second in as many weeks. People I didn’t know. Who they were isn’t relevant here – those bereaved know that they have our sympathy and … Continue reading

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The Average Man

  Last week I jumped on the last one of numerous trains, for a short connecting ride between Stockport and Wilmslow (10 minutes) to get me home for the weekend. As I entered the carriage it was evident that somebody … Continue reading

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