My two favourite purchases of 2021 (so far)

For less than £30 I’ve got access to all the Ordnance Survey maps on my phone (and other devices). I also invested in some good trainers to comfortably make good use of the maps. Neither bring me any particular status or are obvious waypoints as I think about life’s journey. Together they make that journey more magical. Food for thought when I next hanker after … Continue reading My two favourite purchases of 2021 (so far)

Interview preparation

Socrates said “be as you wish to seem”. If you’re getting ready to interview, and you wish to seem knowledgeable and accomplished, then it pays to be knowledgeable and accomplished. What you’re doing today paves the way for how you’re perceived tomorrow. You can’t know everything, so you need to focus your limited time and attention. You’ll find accomplishment in the areas where you apply … Continue reading Interview preparation

Good marketing

I’m deeply wary of marketers. Their job, as I see it, is to manipulate emotions to get you to spend or act how they want – often to your detriment. I’m looking at you McDonald’s, tempting me with that Bacon Double Cheeseburger that I really want/don’t want. But there’s much more to marketing than that. There are marketers working to get you to do something … Continue reading Good marketing

Have you heard enough

If you don’t get where they’re coming from, or their point doesn’t make sense, perhaps you haven’t listened carefully enough. Perhaps you weren’t really listening at all – maybe you were just about hearing, but filling with your own expectations and understanding. It pays to make sure you’re aligned and calibrated around shared vocabulary and understanding, and listening pays dividends with that. Even it it’s … Continue reading Have you heard enough