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We should be more sparing in our use of capitals

November 29th, 2023, No Comments

Hamas and Israel Open to Extension of Truce Hamas releases third group of hostages as US expresses hope of truce extension Two headlines, selling two reports of essentially the same story – the first from The New York Times, the second from The Guardian, both on Monday 27th November 2023. I quote them here, not to question how each of […]

Don’t let your spelling make you look silly 

January 27th, 2023, No Comments

  Are spelling and punctuation your blind spot? Unsure whether you mean “licence” or “license”? Are you looking for a sale’s manager or a sales manager?  Every time you post on social media, or write a letter, or send out a flier or a newsletter, you’re presenting yourself and your organisation to the world. That’s […]

Ladies’ Day, a networking triumph

October 2nd, 2016, No Comments

Networking is one of the arrows every business owner needs to carry in his or her quiver of business development tools. If it was ever enough just to do the job, it certainly isn’t now: you have to be able to talk about it too. Business Network International (BNI) is a world leader in developing […]

Practical philosophy, economics with justice

April 9th, 2014, No Comments

I first took an active interest in practical philosophy in the early 1970s, when I enrolled for the introductory course at the School of Economic Science. In those days the School met at 11 Suffolk Street, just off the Haymarket. Today we can read about philosophy, mindfulness, meditation, yoga and all kinds of approaches to […]

The Urban Retreat

January 27th, 2014, No Comments

Jane Scanlan’s business, Forever4Ever, is growing apace. She has brought together a group of like-minded people involved in health and wellness at the first Urban Retreat. It’s happening next Friday evening, 31 January 2014, at the Honeywood Museum, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton. Scanlan has several health and wellness arrows in her quiver: she’s a distributor with […]

Don’t panic!

October 2nd, 2013, No Comments

I occasionally post copies of presentations I’ve made at Sutton BNI (a business networking group, where I’m a member), on the chapter’s blog. Frequently I get emails advising me someone has posted a comment, and asking me to “moderate” posts before either allowing them to appear, deleting them or marking them as spam. This morning […]

Wedding fair – a power team event

August 15th, 2013, No Comments

Do you network? Well, of course you do; people have been using networks since we learnt to speak, for exchanging all sorts of useful information, from recipes and knitting patterns to sailors’ knots and how to tie fishing flies, from finding out who to talk to to get on to the golf club committee to […]

Spiritualist encounter

June 26th, 2013, No Comments

Tarot cards, star charts… they are the things I normally classify, along with skiing, as irrational activities pursued by otherwise intelligent people. But recently my skepticism has been challenged… Meet Molly Ann Fairley. Appearance-wise, she has all the right characteristics for the principal of the School of Psychic Studies: pale blond hair, sparkling blue eyes […]

Dear Prime Minister…

April 26th, 2013, No Comments

Wednesday (24 April, 2013) was the first opportunity since Budget day for us to hear the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions, put on hold by Easter and the Thatcher funeral. An ideal opportunity, one might think, for the Government to share its vision for a better Britain. So, what did we get? The prime minister and […]

Message to a visitor

March 20th, 2013, No Comments

Thanks for your visit. I’m sorry you didn’t ring the doorbell and pause for a chat. I appreciate you were busy and pressed for time. And thanks for not waking me up. What was it, 2.30am? I would have been happy to brew a pot of tea for tea two of us, but, as I […]

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