Denti-Drill a very clever (spoof) product.

The people at ixorg.nl dreamed up a product called DentiDrill. The idea is pretty simple, using the low cost dental handpiece, you drill out the decay in your loved ones’ teeth and then using the composite material supplied you fill them. Understandably they managed to get all manner of dental people hot under the collar.Continue reading “Denti-Drill a very clever (spoof) product.”

The Weekend Read – Stop Drifting, Start Rowing by Roz Savage

This is Roz Savage’s second book and is sub-titled – “One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific”. Stop Drifting, Start Rowing continues the story of adventurer, environmentalist and ocean rower Roz Savage’s traverse of the world’s oceans. Starting with the, at times, terrifying account of her abortive departure from California itContinue reading “The Weekend Read – Stop Drifting, Start Rowing by Roz Savage”

Diary of a Business Consultant #1

An occasional series to prove that this life has its ups and downs too. Just rang the PG department at XXXX Hospital to chase my payment. Conversation along these lines: B’ness Consultant – “Hello my name is Alun Rees I did a presentation for a dental group at your hospital post-graduate centre in August” NHSContinue reading “Diary of a Business Consultant #1”

The Weekend Read – To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink’s new book which has the full title – “To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Persuading, Convincing, and Influencing Others” does what it says on the cover.  Quite early on in the book the author convincingly tells us that we are all in sales of some sort whether we be persuading ourContinue reading “The Weekend Read – To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink”

Congratulations to S4S – onwards and upwards.

Dental lab gets the taste for growth (from The Star) Leading UK dental laboratory S4S is expanding after securing a six-figure loan from The Royal Bank of Scotland. The company, run by directors Neil Bullement and Matt Everatt, is planning to create jobs after completing a move to the Acorn Business Park, in Woodseats. TheContinue reading “Congratulations to S4S – onwards and upwards.”

The Weekend Read – David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell

Like his previous books (The Tipping Point, Blink & Outliers) Gladwell’s “David & Goliath – Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants” is a very good read. Taking examples of people who have been the underdog for a variety of reasons including background, upbringing, death of parent, dyslexia, lack of basic skills he analysesContinue reading “The Weekend Read – David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell”