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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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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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Embracing change

Did you see the recent press report saying that young UK people (aged 16 – 24) are spending an average of 7 hours a day on their smart phones.  The article included the normal backlash from so called ‘behavioural experts’ saying how bad this is for those involved and that their world is going down […]

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Challenging times

With the prospect of a Sixth From College Careers Day looming I’ve been thinking about the challenges facing our school leavers and how to prepare them for a life that we know will be significantly different to that experienced by their parents and grandparents.  I use the word ‘different’ because it will not necessarily be better […]

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Embracing change

Of the six life skills critical to success in later life embracing change is often seen as the most challenging.  Why?  Well at one level it is self evident – the world is changing so rapidly that we are constantly evolving and adapting just to keep up – over time that takes its toll. Perhaps […]

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Misnomers

While I am a huge Apple fan I am increasingly concerned with a fundamental flaw in their products – the description. It started with the i-Phone. This product was always far more than just a phone but 10 years on ‘making a call’ doesn’t even feature in the top 10 uses for the device. Then […]

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The Elephant in the Room

I was recently a guest at a STEMX award ceremony (they are the folks who encourage young people into careers in science and technology). It was an inspiring venue with the awards being presented by local dignitaries, resplendent in their chains of office. The messages too were upbeat and encouraging – you’re wanted, you’re needed […]

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