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Events Diary

Hi There, I got quite a few replies to my last mail re the Philip McKernan event asking what other events I’m aware of. These are the ones on my radar at the moment. They’re very varied but all of them interesting and one may suit your needs. 1. An Exploration Of Cloud Computing For…

Who is Good For Nothing?

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “The person with good excuses is generally good for nothing else.” – Samuel Foote If you’re managing people day to day, I’m sure you’ll agree with the point above. A short, sweet but very insightful statement. You might even think about getting it printed on an A4 page and…

Wise Words From Homer Simpson

Here’s some fun words from a famous cartoon character: “Trying is the first step towards failure. ” – Homer Simpson Ironically, even though we may all laugh at this, the reality for many people is not far from his words.  Many won’t even take the first step in a new direction because they’re afraid of…

Keep Your Goals Low in 2011

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration to kick off 2011: “As far as I can see, the art to a successful and fulfilling life is figuring out what the rocks in the jar are, and then making sure you ruthlessly get them into the jar daily before the gravel and sand have a chance.”  …

An Inspirational Question for the CEO of Better Place

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “Can you tell me what that job does for the world?” – Question asked by Shimon Peres (President of Israel) to Shai Agassi, who founded ‘Better Place’ because of it. You may not have heard of Shai Agassi. But it’s certain you’re going to avail of his vision. Shai…

The True Meaning of Life

    The True Meaning Of Life “We are the visitors on this planet. We are here for ninety or one hundred years at the very most. During that period, we must try to do something good, something useful, with our lives. If you contribute to other people’s happiness, you will find the true goal,…

DaVinci & Kicking off 2011 The Best Possible Way

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.”…

Happiness & The New York Times

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “I find it kind of weird now to look down a crowded street and realize that half the people aren’t really there” – Dr.  Daniel Gilbert Those of you who know me the longest will know that one of my favourite interests is genuine concentration, or lack of it…

Short & Sweet Movie Inspiration

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “There is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.” – Morpheus in “The Matrix” The Matrix is one of my favourite movies.  I love the story, the hidden messages and the effects (still!). In it, the hero Neo is found by the leader Morpheus and shown what…

CEO’s Insightful Comment

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “When you are working, work. When you’re at home, be at home. When you’re with your family be with your family. Give everything 100% “. – John Boyle, CEO and founder of BoyleSports.com I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with John Boyle last week. (Yes,…