Category: Personal

Today, I’m looking forward to an uninterrupted day in my basement office, The Barrow Bunker. Days like this are very rare (this one has only happened because of a short-notice change of personal plans) and looking at the blank space in my calendar is making me feel excited. This is what I’ll be doing today:…
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Well I ticked the box on the 35-mile Ultra-Marathon yesterday (my 25th marathon distance) and satisfied myself that ordinary marathon running is my distance and that I will not be doing that to myself again. At the start of the run I was chatting to runners who regularly smash out 50 and 100-milers – hats…
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Please help by donating to Coach Barrow’s Marathon for Manchester in Liverpool on my JustGiving page. All funds go to The British Red Cross Society to help the victims of the Manchester bombing.

I don’t look back a lot in life or in business, preferring to celebrate my successes or suffer my failures quickly, accepting that the accompanying cheers or jeers of the audience are as fragile and temporary as my own response. Conversely, I’ve always considered the last working day before the Christmas holiday to be an…
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After 2 days my MacBook is back from Intensive Care and appears to be functioning normally. Lessons learned: there is a price to pay for innovation and early adoption – the occasional failure don’t upgrade your computer software during a road-trip and in a hotel room make absolutely 100% sure on a weekly basis that…
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I mentioned in a Facebook Live transmission last night that I’m starting my journey through an online course offered through Udemy by Seth Godin on the subject of Value Creation (its a bargain at £47.00 – just search for Seth Godin’s Value Creation Masterclass HERE). Even the first section has me thinking about: what value…
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I’ve been an early bird since the age of 15, influenced by my father, Charlie Barrow, a constable in the Greater Manchester Police who worked shifts which were: Early Shift: 7 AM to 3 PM Late Shift: 3 PM to 11 PM Night Shift: 11 PM to 7 AM So two-thirds of the time I…
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I was in Belfast the morning of the Brexit result. Here I am in Belfast again this morning, visiting the same practice – the lovely folks at Creative Smiles. Me being here clearly isn’t good for world history. Soz. What do you and I do in these circumstances? I can imagine that social media, the…
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