Last weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the annual conference of the Professional Speakers Conference in Forest of Arden in the midlands. The final “Keynote” speaker was an after dinner speaker called Mike Rayburn who we have not heard about yet in this country. He is an amazing musician and I dont have to … Continue reading What if – and why not?
Be very careful in your dealing with Banks and the assumptions you make. Times are tough we know and we are all faced with learning afresh many rules of business. I was around during all the cycles from the seventies recession, but at no time before were we put in a position where we became … Continue reading Short term Bank thinking must make us all wary
Having just returned from Malaysia and Borneo, I could not help but observe how clean the country was compared to our cities and towns here in UK And yet we think we are a civilised country! So why is it important enough for a poorer country to keep their streets clean, when we appear to accept so … Continue reading Comparative Values of Developing World
This weekend a group of friends and I celebrated Sandra Slinn’s 50th birthday at the Hilton Hotel at Avisford park in Arundel, in West Sussex A beautiful weekend with glorious sunny weather to celebrate a happy occasion But dont you find how hotels have a wonderful habit of doing their best to ruin these occasions if … Continue reading …Thank goodness for Eddie
Take time out of the office to review if things need to change dramatically in your life and business. One of my clients have just had to lay off all their staff – they have all been given redundancy notice. Bad business? Unsuccessful? No not a bit – highly profitable with a very effective team … Continue reading Worrying times for all
I am just back from my summer holidays in spain at La Manga Club where I was accompanied by my son Daniel and two of his friends I had previously given Daniel the option of going to America to any of the multitude of sites out there, and he was horrified at the thought of … Continue reading Life work balance
Following a long day in Manchester at PSA meeting having caught 8.30 plane from Gatwick, Derek Arden and I went to BA and asked to be seated in same row with one seat between us so we could spread out Despite us having checked in that morning in Gatwick the man at the counter was … Continue reading WOW service story
Raised in Africa as a child, educated initially in the Usambara mountains in Tanzania at a boarding school, known to fellow inmates as the “Soni Prison Camp” even though it was run by catholic priests, I realised very quickly that life was what you made it.. ….As a child I did not expect to be … Continue reading How my schooling in Africa affected my early outlook on life