By pure coincidence I caught the first evening off-peak train from Euston to Stockport last Friday and the first morning off-peak back down again today. Both trains packed with passengers, some left standing for the whole journey. I’m surrounded by returning students, business travellers, shoppers and party-goers (including Ryan Giggs this morning, carrying his glad rags…
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There used to be an old adage that you should never mention other products and services to your clients as that would dilute the cash they could pay to you – in dentistry I can remember lectures at which we were told not to display lifestyle magazines in a patient lounge for this reason. I…
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Food I fell off the Paleo nutrition tracks about 3 months ago and have steadily allowed the dreaded yet delicious carbs back into my life. It seems that in the last few days my body has decided to send me messages hailing “enough already!” and the main manifestation of that has been a sense of…
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Last night my only choice for dinner at The Queens Head Hotel in Berwick upon Tweed was the “Christmas Fayre” and I settled down to a turkey roast, staring wistfully at the silver cracker on my table, the gift inside destined to remain a mystery (my ever-attentive German waitress did offer). There were 6 other…
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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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On Saturday at one of my favourite London CPD venues Seminars at 38 I attended the inaugural meeting of FIDES. A total of 16 in actual attendance, representing over a dozen micro-corporates and one owner who joined via Facetime from overseas. We welcomed visitors from all over the UK and an interesting mix indeed. After an introduction from Trevor…
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Did I get your attention with that headline? Why? You see, what I wanted to mention was that: during a recent trip to the dentist they told me that I would feel a small prick when the needle was used but that it would be momentary and almost painless; during my recent vacation, I was…
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My congratulations to Dr David Roze in Dubai and to my friend Karl Taylor-Knight for creating this wonderful video that beautifully combines the science and art of dentistry with the latest techniques in production and direction. Stunning.

In his celebrated work, The E-Myth Revisited, author and business coach Michael Gerber (inspiring me by still going strong at age 80) describes three categories of business owner: The Technician – whose unique ability is their technical proficiency in a chosen field (specialist dentist/coach); The Manager – whose unique ability is to manage and lead…
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The launch of the Amazon Echo and Dot in the UK herald the acceleration of a world in which voice commands to our devices will become the norm over the next 5 years. Voice recognition software never really took off did it? There are some who use digital dictation to send files to part-time typists…
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