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…

November 28

Are you clear about how to succeed?

Are you clear about how to succeed?

Those of you who have been following my posts for a while will recognise the issues of “busyness” that I often mention. This is where we have never ending streams of email, calls, instant messages…

September 26

No excuses for success

No excuses for success

British metalcore band Architects, suffered a recent tragedy with the loss of their guitarist Tom Searle, who died of cancer at the age of 28. Unless you have a particular interest in young heavy metal bands, you will probably never have heard of them.

August 26

Are you determined to succeed?

Are you determined to succeed?

As many people will know, the Team GB cyclists were spectacularly successful at the recent Rio Olympics. There has been a lot of speculation about why this might have been the case, especially as in the lead up to the Games, the results that the ream were achieving were somewhat mediocre.