Zeal, zeal, zeal …

Blessing for the New Year from Cultural Offering… “May you bring to 2015… Early mornings and a fine project list Long term thinking in the short term world Old friends to plot the future with Zeal, zeal, zeal …” The full, heartily endorsed list, here. Everybody needs more zeal.

Setting cool goals for 2015 – Nicholas Bate

I will have style.  Whatever you wear. White tie? Gardening jumper and track-suit bottoms? Do it with style. I will not be labelled. Just when they think they can put a label around your neck (‘difficult’, ‘natural leader’), you’ve changed. Stay ahead of the crowd. … The rest, here.  Get inspired in your goal setting […]

Echoes through time: shipwreck of the mind

“… give thanks that amid such stormy seas you have within you a mind at the helm.  If the waters overwhelm you, let them overwhelm flesh, breath, and all else, but they will never make shipwreck of the mind.” Marcus Aurelius (AD 120 – 180), Meditations

Echoes through time: enter into the mind of the speaker

“Accustom yourself to give careful attention to what others are saying, and try your best to enter into the mind of the speaker.” Marcus Aurelius (AD 120 – 180), Meditations

25 blogs …

I’m flattered to be included in Cultural Offering’s annual “25 blogs guaranteed to make you smarter”. Take a look at the other 24 (along with Cultural Offering itself) for regular doses of insight and clarity.

Vinyl despair…

Electra despairs as she drops her ultra-rare, original copy of the Pretty Things’ Silk Torpedo on the Swan Song label… With apologies and credit to Large Size Paintings for posting Frederic Leighton’s Electra at the Tomb of Agamemnon.  And, due credit to Rare Record Collector, where I went trawling for old Swan Song records.

The power of proof-points – @rogerdooley

Roger Dooley of Neuromarketing points to a tiny change that has dramatic effects. “Then, the experimenters added one element: a chart that displayed the same data. This small change caused the percentage of readers who believed the drug to be effective to leap from 67.7% without the chart to an amazing 96.6% with the chart.” […]

A perfect project for Christmas

Pentorium offers advice on the maintenance of fountain pens, perfect for a restless, idle afternoon in the middle of the Christmas break…

Beautiful View of the Beach

Credibly innovate granular internal or “organic” sources whereas high standards in web-readiness. Energistically scale future-proof core competencies vis-a-vis impactful experiences. Dramatically synthesize integrated schemas with optimal networks. Interactively procrastinate high-payoff content without backward-compatible data. Quickly cultivate optimal processes and tactical architectures. Completely iterate covalent strategic theme areas via accurate e-markets. Globally incubate standards compliant channels […]

Good ole boys – Execupundit and Don Williams

Michael Wade reminds us that country music is not all rhinestones and rednecks. This takes me back to childhood and my Mum’s record collection.  I’ve never been a country fan, but I’ve always like “real” country music and for some reason I’ve always loved this song. (although, if I’m being fussy, not this version where the […]

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