The Monday Morning Quote #302

“To win through by sheer force of genius is one thing; to survive and continue to create when every last door is slammed in one’s face is another. Nobody acquires genius—it is God-given. But one can acquire patience, fortitude, wisdom, understanding. Perhaps the greatest gift [is] to love what one does whether it causes aContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #302”

The CQC and Mumsnet…

I’m not sure what to think about this to be honest. On the one hand the CQC really must listen to opinions from patients (as opposed to “consumers of services”, however they have had such an appalling introduction to dentistry and general medical practice where it is quite clear that not only did they failContinue reading “The CQC and Mumsnet…”

The Monday Morning Quote #300

This is the 100th post since I started this blog in the dim and distant past. It’s also by part coincidence / part design the 300th Monday Morning Quote that means it’s the best part of six years since I started collecting the words and thoughts of others and sharing them. There are two thatContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #300”

The Weekend Read – The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber

I first read this book in February 2001 and my reaction was, “how did I survive for so long without this knowledge?”. The answer of course was, “at great cost both financially and emotionally”, so whilst I had learnt a lot of Michael Gerber’s lessons I did so painfully and slowly. This is a bookContinue reading “The Weekend Read – The E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber”

The Weekend Read – How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen

A good book to read before the New Year gets up a head of steam. In it the author, who is a Professor at Harvard Business School (HBS) and has written several other books on innovation, prompts the reader to consider the most important questions you’ll ever face. It doesn’t pretend to have answers butContinue reading “The Weekend Read – How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M. Christensen”

Happy New Year – have a great 2015 – it’s the only chance you’ll have this time round.

New Every Morning Every day is a fresh beginning, Listen my soul to the glad refrain. And, spite of old sorrows And older sinning, Troubles forecasted And possible pain, Take heart with the day and begin again. (Susan Coolidge)