How to be interesting

I’m not the most socially skilled person in the world. There are some situations where I’m absolutely terrible, and not much better than dead weight. But I’m a LOT better than I used to...

The minefield of ethical investing

We all want to be ethical people, right?!Well, at least most of us, right?! In which case, investing in an ethical way is likely to be in line with our values and priorities, right?! Maybe. The idea...

Situational ethics

Ethics is interesting The topics of ethics and morality, in the abstract, elicit eye-rolls in many people. But those same topics often provoke the most interesting and engaging conversations with these same people. Because...

Plan. But don’t over-plan.

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” – Dwight D Eisenhower I believe that it’s important to plan. That should be obvious: after working in various roles, I’ve found my current calling as a...

How to predict the future

Trying to predict the future is hard. And in some ways, it’s impossible. But it’s a valuable exercise. Because in “predicting” the future, we also increase the likelihood that we can shape it. Lately, I’ve...

The Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks, and Luck

I wrote this article before the 2011 Rugby World Cup. (It had an original publication date of 4 September 2011. Have I been blogging that long?!) As we enter into the 2019 Rugby World...

Question the question

​(On the surface this article is about “scoping” when it comes to professional services. But consider it also in the context of your role as a consumer of goods and services. And most importantly,...

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