Monthly Archives: December 2016

Waiting and hoping, and hoping and waiting …

Waiting at a Spanish pedestrian crossing, we pressed the button and it lit up with the message “Esperar la verde” – wait for the green light.  Being somewhat fascinated with language and words, I realised that the Spanish for “wait” seemed to come from the same root as the French word I already knew for…

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It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s that time of year again – “Wonderful Life” time.  Every December I like to watch the lovely old movie again, it helps me reflect on the year gone by. If you’re one of the very few people never to have seen the film, after ‘doing the right thing’ his whole life, the hero George…

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Productivity & Parkinson’s Law

Some time ago I watched a TV programme on Work-Life balance, that reported that the UK’s “always-on” attitude to work is damaging to our mental and physical health. The programme was largely focused on small business owners, and these health issues were also presenting even in people doing work that they loved. What was interesting…

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Children playing with a laptop

Making Work Play

No, that’s not a typo – I did mean to write “Making work PLAY”, not “pay”.  Although that’s important too, obviously – in fact it’s the whole reason you need to be able to make work play.  Because in the real world of mortgages and school fees, of grocery bills and local taxes, of latest…

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