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True Brand Ambassadors

A magazine recently interviewed me about one of my books: Touching The Heart of Milton Keynes. On the face of it, they could have been any glossy publication. However, talking to the chief Executive, I discovered that whilst they were very much a profit-making outfit, they also had a strategy of employing and training the long-term …

Skills, Systems and Attitude

I met Ben at a networking event as he spoke of about his products, I thought they would be perfect for a business event that I was going to be attending in a few weeks time so I asked for his contact details.  I followed up with an email asking for pricing information. He passed …

Trees With No Fruit

Yesterday I was at an Arts Exhibitions on Trees. It’s interesting to view all the art work and observe that none of the representations of trees have fruit.  With my background disquiet with The US Black Friday which this year migrated to the UK, I found myself writing the following poem.   Trees with No …

What’s the bottom line?

I got rather annoyed when I spoke to a friend about a situation with an organisation and he responded – “all organisations think about these days is the bottom line” (referring to their financials). “Well what they think is the bottom line is not the bottom line”, I angrily retorted. With the energy price increases …

Hello Possums!

Hello Possums. I hope you don’t mind me calling you little animals that look a bit like squirrels.  After all Dame Edna does and people seem to be quite pleased. I hadn’t actually realised this until recently as I hadn’t really watched her on television. I doubt I would have gone to the theatre to …

The Value In and Of Us All

Darrell is autistic. I didn’t realise it at first – I just knew that he was rather abrupt and spoke loudly.  Whilst I must be honest and say this irritated me, I’m glad I didn’t react to it for the next time I met him, he told me his story. His story involved how he …

Trying to Eat Healthily

  For the first time ever, courtesy of Sainsbury’s I drank vegetable juice (combined with fruit juice) this past weekend.  I’m pretty surprised to say that though I was somewhat hesitant, drinks of carrot juice and beetroot juice each mixed with different fruits was not only palatable, but actually quiet refreshing a nice. You may …

Whose Money Is it Anyway?

I recently read in Third Sector magazine that US President Barack Obama gave $172,000 to Charity in 2011 equating to 22 per cent of his income that year. Fantastic I thought – I have a dream, fantasy or whatever you may call it of reaching a place whereby I do a sort of tithe[1] reversal …