Category: I Wish I’d Said That

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century (Lewis Perelman) Very true and, to many people, very distressing. I see a lot of faces fall when I tell clients that they have to become meaningfully computer literate, that they need to gain a further skill to ease their transition […]

You could be forgiven for thinking that Conan O’Brien is a pretty unlikely source of advice on career management – until you watch this. If you want to jump to the Big Fat Hairy Point bit, it’s about 17 minutes in, but I found the BFHP piece all the more excellent because it’s such a […]

I was blown away by a remark from a near-11 year-old yesterday. She was talking about a good friend of hers – a lovely, well-mannered, but very quiet child. “She’s not like her mum or dad at all, they are a bit hippie if you know what I mean. I guess they really think outside […]

From the TED Global conference: “I thought it might be helpful to cut five years from retirement and intersperse them in my working years.” (Stefan Sagmeister talking about taking a sabbatical every seven years)

I’m a city boy, born and bred, but there’s a lot of wisdom in the agricultural community and much of it is immediately and obviously applicable to the cut-and-thrust of the board room. Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plough […]

Sometimes what they say to you at interview is literal and sometimes it’s not. Scott Adams, on the money as ever: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post

Max Atkinson found Peter Sellers’ great content-free political speech a few weeks back and I thought I would riposte with my namesake, Rowan Atkinson’s speech on purposeless. Ness. Less. A true classic written by someone who has obviously sat through one too many of these … RSS Readers may need to click through to the […]

Spam is listed on my “Likes Loves Hates” presentations as the one thing I categorically hate. And now, it seems, I’m one of them … I got a ‘please confirm me’ from a trusted client on [no link for these smug little bassas]. Because of who he was, I didn’t go to their homepage […]

As someone who has spent far too many nights in far too many hotel rooms around the world, these words of John Cleese’s have an all-too-familiar ring to them. Come to think of it, it sounds like I’ve stayed in some of these hotels: RSS Readers may need to click through to the post You […]

More to the point, what is healthy? I have referenced my grandmother’s take on the hustle and bustle of the modern working world before. She used to talk of a gentler time, when people properly valued and savoured their leisure. A time when people would outsource whatever mundane household tasks they could afford. Apparently, it […]