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Every now and then something really hits home. A friend who runs an oil company mentioned, in passing, that while his company’s total reserves would keep the world going for just eight hours it will take the earth 40000 years to replace them. This struck home. We are worried about carbon emissions and climate change […]

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Embracing change…

A couple of months ago a good friend was enjoying a days shooting on a farm in middle England, close to nowhere in particular. Without notice, and to the surprise of those around him, he keeled over and was clearly in a bad way. An ambulance was called – but where exactly were they? One […]

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The frustration of Embracing Change

The world around us is changing at an unprecedented rate and it is clear that many organisations we encounter are really struggling to adapt to what, for today at least, are the new ‘norms’ I written previously about my experience dealing with Financial Services organisation that manage to embrace the whole spectrum from ‘struggling badly’ […]

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Hidden talents…

Time and again in recent months I have been astonished by the creativity and inventiveness of friends and colleagues. Yesterday I had a meeting of interested parties to discuss what could have been a controversial idea. In less than half an hour not only did I get their support and cooperation, but their suggestions for […]

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One final misery….

My interest in longevity was peeked by a friend, a Chartered Surveyor who looked after large Scottish Estates. He shared a completely different way of thinking about life -where ‘family’ was more important than the individual and every member was ‘expected’ to do what they could for the common good. The Chinese express the same […]

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End of lockdown dinner

Last week I went to an End of Lockdown dinner. 60 friends and colleagues, all of a certain age, gathered at a local venue which offered the space to socially distance. Before attending everyone was asked to complete a Lateral Flow test and all were double jabbed. Watching as people arrived there was evidence of […]

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Oops….

Six months ago I invested in a ‘fitness tracker’ as I was taking part in a team event to keep us fit during lockdown – the team had to walk the length of the country by counting their daily steps. Initially I was ‘sold’, here was a device that could track movement, count steps, monitor […]

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