New sponsorship deal for our Johnny. England rugby World Cup hero Johnny Wilkinson has today signed a new record breaking two year contract with the BUPA North East Sports Hospital in Newcastle. The deal which is estimated to be worth £350,00 a year will see the drop-kick king spend a further two years at the exclusive private sportsContinue reading “New sponsorship deal for our Johnny.”
Topical enough, as the Autumn International Rugby circus reaches its conclusion with Wales the only team to beat southern hemisphere opposition. So perhaps it’s a good time to take another look at this book from the man who facilitated what is arguable England’s greatest sporting triumph since 1966. As a Welshman (albeit with an IrishContinue reading “The Weekend Read: 13 – Winning by Clive Woodward”
From Seth Godin’s blog, this says a lot about the times in which we live. Hungry I had lunch (a big lunch) with a college student last week. An hour later, she got up and announced she was going to get a snack. Apparently, she was hungry. Read more.
Use the phrase “Essex girls” and you will frequently get a sniggering response, what a shame that we succumb to stereotypical images. All accountants are dull, all politicians are self serving, all inhabitants of xxxxxxx country have less than average intelligence. Of course none of these statements are true and should you want to meet some females inContinue reading “No stereotypes here”
The report in The Times yesterday about NHS clawbacks has caused ripples in the media world wide. Read the original piece here. One opinion here includes this lovely paragraph: This is how socialized medicine works. Bureaucrats determine what treatments are allowed and how much they will cost. There is no negotiation between doctor and patient aboutContinue reading “To see ourselves as others see us….”
From the Cool Hunter www.thecoolhunter.co.uk/kids
“Happiness is the meaning and purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Aristotle
A fantastic narrative of Shackleton’s Transantarctic expedition – with frequent references to the metaphor in business leadership and team development. This is one of the best books on leadership I have read. Available from my Amazon shop here.
This time at Stansted, Essex where I arrive at 10pm and sit in a corner of the bar writing my journal and people watching. I realise that I am amongst several small groups of football supporters most of them are booked on an early flight to Hamburg with the intention of getting a train from there to BerlinContinue reading “Another Travelodge 2”
The high – the first edition of my ezine was published today. It’s not a work of art but it’s a start; I don’t imagine there will be huge offers for my subscription base but that’s not why I write it. If you’re reading this please subscribe to the ezine list here. The low –Continue reading “Highs and Lows”