Brainstorming, a great way to…

Fail. Not because it doesn’t have any validity, it does of course have its uses, but because it is done so badly. Wrong place, wrong people, wrong problems which all contribute to the wrong solutions. My experiences of the technique, for which we have to thank Alex Faickney Osborne and his book Applied Imagination, isContinue reading “Brainstorming, a great way to…”

The Incisal Edge Podcast with Abi Greenhough

I spoke to Abi Greenhough from Lily Head Practice Sales and we talked in depth about the ins and outs of buying and selling your Dental Practice. https://www.dentalpracticesales.co.uk I learned a lot and I’m sure you will too. Even during a lockdown she and her colleagues are busy working hard to initiate and complete salesContinue reading “The Incisal Edge Podcast with Abi Greenhough”

Stop Hiding. Wisdom from Carl Richards.

Regular readers of this blog will know that I hold Carl Richards in high esteem. His simple messages supported by drawings are always worth a look and a thought. This one is especially good. I seem to attract procrastinators (or perhaps they attract me), Carl’s words on the subject are most appropriate and I amContinue reading “Stop Hiding. Wisdom from Carl Richards.”

…and I thought self control was always a good thing.

Sometimes you have to admit that everything you thought was wrong was (possibly) right. Could it be that all those good habits, all that resisting temptation and weeks of denial were for nothing? Is it possible that beating myself up after the third chocolate digestive and saying “no” to things that would have been funContinue reading “…and I thought self control was always a good thing.”

In Praise of….Toastmasters

“It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time.” I joined the fledgling West Cork Toastmasters in September 2014. I was determined to take my speaking more seriously. I was fed up of being an enthusiastic but ultimately unproductive presenter. ‚ÄúThere are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. TheContinue reading “In Praise of….Toastmasters”

A Manager’s Manifesto from Bartleby

The ever reliable Bartleby in The Economist has come up with “A Manager’s Manifesto for 2020”. If you can’t be bothered to read the whole thing or even the headings then dwell on the conclusion: Will following these eight rules lead to instant business success? Of course not. None of this will work if theContinue reading “A Manager’s Manifesto from Bartleby”

Sunday Summary 200105

A collection of things that have entertained, informed or annoyed me over the past week or so. 1) Are at-home DNA tests worth the privacy risks? I have got deeper into tracing my family tree over the past few years and whilst it would be “interesting” to know more, there aren’t that many unexplored orContinue reading “Sunday Summary 200105”

The Weekend Read – The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

On the inside cover of my copy I see that I bought this in February 2001 – it was first published in 1995 and I wish I had read it even earlier than that, it would have saved me much pain and heartache and probably saved me a small fortune. Its subscript describes the book,Continue reading “The Weekend Read – The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber”