Brighter blogs to light the way

A few blogs that I keep coming back to… Cultural Offering– Kurt Harden on life, business, music, food and all good things Execupundit – Michael Wade on leadership, ethics, management and life Je te veux.  N’arrete pas. – Images of style and beauty Nicholas Bate – An essential daily visit for succinct inspiration and observation Steven Pressfield Online – […]

Numbers for wordsmiths – #writing

Getting started is always a challenge.  At the outset, the looming mountain ahead that is your novel – or your business plan or white paper – looks unconquerable.  And yet the answer, as with all large projects, is to break it down into manageable chunks. Over on Steven Pressfield Online, editor, writer and publisher Shawn Coyne offers […]

The fairy tale business plan (part 2)

A little more on the idea of the Fairy Tale Business Plan idea. Fairy tale is the form and flow of the plan.  You also need to establish credibility and to sell your mighty venture.  You require words, of course, but you need numbers, too. Numbers are magical.  Numbers underpin your credibility.  Numbers show you’ve done your […]

Casual sexism in a cold cure

I was standing in Waterloo tube station the other morning, idly watching the video billboard.  Up popped a ghoulish cartoon image of a very stressed girl with green snot dripping from her nose.  The gloriously catastrophizing speech bubble said something along the lines of “Oh no, I have a cold and now I can’t go […]

Empowering @projectline's people

An interesting piece on Inc.com about how Projectline empowers its staff to take ownership of their development. In a nutshell, each person has an annual budget of $1,500 and agrees how to spend it with their line manager: anything from buying books to studying for a degree.  You could argue that this is nothing new […]

Empowering @projectline’s people

An interesting piece on Inc.com about how Projectline empowers its staff to take ownership of their development. In a nutshell, each person has an annual budget of $1,500 and agrees how to spend it with their line manager: anything from buying books to studying for a degree.  You could argue that this is nothing new […]

Words fallen from grace #1

Caravan. Once, a band of brave merchants, venturing across dangerous, unknown wastes to bring silks, spices and rare treasures from the Orient. Today, a tin tent on wheels.

How to be more intelligent 101 – Nicholas Bate

Now in a handy four-page PDF. Print it out and refer frequently for inspiration: 2. Write your own notes of your daily learnings. 29. Sleep until rested. Do not press snooze. 44. Produce stuff. Make stuff. Get it out there. 75. Sing in the shower. … and 97 other essential nuggets. Number 44 reminds me […]

Who’s afraid of Machiavelli? – @BBC Imagine

“Who’s afraid of Machiavelli?”, part of the BBC’s Imagine series is well worth a watch, if you can get BBC iPlayer wherever you are. Celebrating the 500th (500th!) anniversary of The Prince, the programme melded a history of the Machiavelli (who we discussed a few weeks ago) and his times with a fascinating cast of […]

My daily shot of Cultural Offerings – @HardenKurt

I am humbled to find myself once again on Cultural Offering’s list of “25 blogs guaranteed to make you smarter“. The others, at least, are worth a regular visit.

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