Category: People

Is it me? This morning’s headline in the online summary of the news from The Guardian: “Let Tories lead effort to block “no deal” Brexit, backbenchers warn Labour” What I’m asking myself is whether anybody is likely to be investigating that story further on a Monday morning when we are bracing ourselves for another week…
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Countdown. Welcome to the final 100 days of 2017, starting today. Take a moment to reflect: Congratulate – what have I achieved so far this year? Contemplate – where am I today? Critique – what am I tolerating? Challenge – what do I still want to do before the year end? Are you coasting for…
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There’s something about running your own small business. To quote my friend and client Dapo Olotu, founder of Dental 397 in Exeter: finding the marriage between drive and love We love our family and friends, our team and patients – most of the time. We are driven by the responsibilities of our business. Driven: to…
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So there I was, feeling a little sorry for myself because this week is a series of 05:00 alarm calls and 22:00 hotel arrivals, dashing up and down the country to meet clients and speak at 3 conferences. Then I asked yesterday evening’s cab driver (from The Village Hotel in Morley, Leeds to Dewsbury station)…
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You know how I’ve been rattling on about The Daily Huddle in the last week? Last weekend, Annie and I stayed at York and Albany, Gordon Ramsey’s restaurant/townhouse hotel in London’s Regents Park area. After Sunday breakfast and a walk around Camden, we returned to notice The Daily Huddle taking place at the back of…
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In the October issue of Wired UK, there is a fascinating interview with Debbie Wosskow, CEO of Love Home Swap, launched in 2011. Debbie is a serial entrepreneur and now runs Allbright, a female-focused investment fund. Here are some extracts on what it takes to be successful in business:           “Coming…
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