May 6

Where are you headed?

Where are you headed?

Author J. K. Rowling reportedly said that she wrote the last chapter of the last Harry Potter book first, around the time when she initially conceptualised the famous saga back in 1990, while riding a train from Manchester to London.

July 12

Are you ever too old to succeed?

Are you ever too old to succeed?

What do you do when the phone rings with an offer that almost seems too good to be true? This was the dilemma that faced 71 year old ex-musician, Mick Ware, who now works as an antique furniture repairer.

May 30

Do you have a 37th move? What can we learn from AI?

Do you have a 37th move? What can we learn from AI?

In March 2016, world champion Lee Sedol pitted his skills in the game of Go against the AlphaGo algorithm developed by DeepMind in a series of five matches. Sedol famously lost, however something quite ground breaking happened in the 37th move of the second game.

February 1

Career success: Do you need to try harder?

Career success: Do you need to try harder?

Whilst much of the press coverage of the Australian Tennis Open this month focused on the implications for Andy Murray’s career, it was a stepping stone for the two-times Wimbledon Champion Petra Kvitova.

October 26

Do you need to get a life?

Do you need to get a life?

You may remember the story of Curtis Woodhouse, who was a boxer taunted by Twitter trolls in March 2013? Essentially having lost a bout (on points) he was branded a “disgrace”, amongst other things.

October 13

Why regret weighs tons…

Why regret weighs tons…

Watching the last episode of a recent Bear Grylls survival programme gave an interesting perspective on regret. He commented that at the start of every series he tells participants that they will be sorely tested. His advice is to “hang in there” and explains that the pain “is only temporary, but the disappointment will last forever”.