And he should know….

And he should know….

 When the Sage of Omaha speaks, people listen. Because Warren Buffett talks and writes pretty well. He was recently asked what advice he’d give to young people who’d just graduated. “Invest in yourself. One easy way to become worth 50% more than you are...

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Feel the fear and…….

Feel the fear and…….

...realise that you’re in good company.There have probably been more books and articles written about the fear of presenting than about Napoleon, Wagner (a lot- believe me) and the Beckhams put together. Most Prime Ministers loathe prime ministers question...

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Jargon destroys your credibility

Jargon destroys your credibility

Many think that a simple style often reflects a simple mind. Every sector or profession is mired in jargon and the overuse of “professional speak”. I’ve worked with many of them, and not one is immune from this virus. And it’s getting worse.     Offices and...

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Get Ready for the “Smart Machine Age”

Get Ready for the “Smart Machine Age”

Get ready for the "Smart Machine Age" Thus spake the Washington Post in mid February. Is it serendipitous, coincidental, or just a sign of the times that I read 2 articles on the same afternoon about the same subject? Jamie Nimmo writes in the Evening Standard from...

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Are you employable in the 21st Century?

Are you employable in the 21st Century?

Remaining employable is a challenge that touches all of us. Anthony Hilton wrote the article, "How to survive work in the 21st Century", I quote below. It was  published in London’s Evening Standard on Tuesday  18th October. Pretty well everything he writes is worth...

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Why I think “Remain” lost

    Reams have now been written about this cataclysmic event - and will continue to be for years to come. Whichever "side" you were on, I'd like to offer a view on why Leave won and Remain lost - albeit by a small margin. And in my very humble opinion (for...

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Worried about the rise of the robots?

  Some say this is the single most important challenge that we face as a species. St Francis of Assisi said something like " God, let me change what I can, accept what I cannot change ; and give me the grace to recognise the difference." This is Tom Whipple...

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