January 14

Does your past define your future?

Does your past define your future?

This time of year is a time when many people resolve that they need to do things differently in life. After a period of reflection over Christmas and the New Year they take stock and decide to alter course. In doing so, they often constrain themselves by paying too much attention to past experience and not enough to where they want to get to..

December 21

When good isn’t good enough!

When good isn’t good enough!

At the 1999 Open Golf Championship at Carnoustie, Jean Van de Velde was closing in on victory as he teed up on the 18th hole. What happened next is a good example of why perfectionism isn’t always a strategy that leads to success.

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.

November 11

Martin Luther King didn’t say “I have a problem”…

Martin Luther King didn’t say “I have a problem”…

Whilst reflecting upon a client dilemma that they deemed impossible to solve, I recalled the above statement from something I had recently read. Despite all of the challenges that Dr King could have spoken about in his seminal address in Washington in 1963, he chose to focus on the outcome (“I have a dream…”) with historic implications.

February 8

Winners don’t quit

Winners don’t quit

American football is not my sport, but I know a classic game when I see one – specifically Super Bowl 51 that was played in Houston last weekend.

February 8

Are you choosing to succeed?

Are you choosing to succeed?

In 2003, the American Punk rock band Greenday were putting the finishing touches to their new album titled Cigarettes and Valentines. As it was nearing completion, the master tapes were stolen…

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