“If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” Roman Proverb
Michael Bungay Stanier is a one off. A much travelled man he was born and raised in Australia, became a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and is now a resident of Toronto. I love his sense of fun and innovation, he’s the founder and senior partner of Box of Crayons where he is dedicated toContinue reading “The Weekend Read – Do More Great Work by Michael Bungay Stanier”
“A man is not great because he is different from other men but because he is like them; vulnerable to all of the same temptations, stupidities and vanities but able to find the strength to come through these humbled but still hopeful.” Fergal Keane on Nelson Mandela
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Dr Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) , Strength to Love, 1963
I am fascinated by success and failure in sport. I love the small things that make a huge difference, the teams that are odds on favourites but come unstuck, the ability of an individual to turn their fortunes around. I have often wondered what would have happened had Gareth Edwards followed his athletics rather thanContinue reading “The Weekend Read: Bounce by Matthew Syed”
Joanna Taylor and I are hosting a retreat for Dental Practice Managers in April this year. I’ll let Jo tell you more. Dental Practice Managers’ Training Retreat 2011 Wydale Hall, nr Scarborough Monday 11 to Tuesday 12 April 2011 With CQC and HTM 01-05 compliance threatening to overwhelm our desks and our minds, wouldn’t itContinue reading “Dental Practice Managers’ Training Retreat 2011”
“The Richest Person is not the one who has the most but the one who needs the least.” Anon Live Simply, Speak Kindly, Care Deeply, Love Generously Watch the Video.
Near the top of the chart amongst “The 101 Things They Didn’t Teach You At Dental School”© is “Finance”. Sadly a lot of dental businesses, particularly one man “bands”, are still run a bit like the owner ran their affairs as an undergraduate: “the end of the month arrives before the end of the money?Continue reading “The Weekend Read: Finance for Dentists – the essential handbook.”
Another day, another new Twitter follower. Why would an estate agent in Shmucksville, Wyoming want to follow the warblings of a dental business consultant in the UK? For what purpose does someone whose true aim in life seems to be to reduce the weight of the world by selling them flatulence inducing powder & lowContinue reading “aka the saturday rant #1 – Stop following me! It’s my journey and mine alone.”
Away from the wall to wall tributes of Baker Street & Stuck in The Middle here’s something that I first heard a very long time ago indeed from his days with Billy Connolly in The Humblebums A man who gave pleasure to many – RIP Gerry.