This week saw two men who I greatly admired leave this life. Firstly Bill Frindall, the doyen of cricket scorers, died at the age of 69 from Legionnaire’s Disease. Tributes are seen here, here and here. I can’t imagine there being a greater contrast between the meticulous, organised “Bearded Wonder” (as he was first called byContinue reading “Two more gone”
I had read about this desperate measure from Essex to spend their budget (what other reason can they have?) but hadn’t seen any photographs. They have appeared on cb’s blog here. Crazy days.
To change ones life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. William James
I was at a presentation that Nigel gave to Gloucestershire Independent Dentists on Friday. He treated the delegates to an energetic and provocative afternoon (never an easy time slot). One of “exercises” told me more about my own behaviour than anything I have learned in quite a while – thanks Nigel. So of course IContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The Impact Code by Nigel Risner”
A great selection of photographs of Barack Obama’s inauguration Day from The Boston Globe.
I read this excerpt from the excellent Jobbing Doctor Blog and have realised that after 30 years I am not an “instinctive” surgeon and am far better suited to coaching. You could always tell the students in my year who were likely to favour surgery. They tended to be blokes, were more ‘flash’ than JobbingContinue reading “Not a surgeon by instinct.”
I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who. Rudyard Kipling from Elephant’s Child (Just So Stories)
Sadly, this is probably apocryphal but as a Mac user I loved it. At a recent computer expo, Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles toContinue reading “Microsoft v General Motors”
I have little to say about this book by the author of Purple Cow, The Dip & Meatball Sundae, except – buy / borrow /steal it, read it and then read it again next week. Get it from Amazon here. Free download of his book “Unleashing The Ideavirus” from his blogsite here.
From Tom Peters www.tompeters.com The Ten “Traits of Excellence”: Dreamer-Visionary. True to Himself. Story Teller. Magnetism. Inclusive. Stamina. Persistence. Thrive Past Failure. Politician Extraordinaire. Actor.