In Groundhog Day, Ned Ryerson is the biggest irritant to Bill Murray’s character Phil Conners. So how best to deal with the Neds in your life? There is both a way out and a potential perfect outcom
Public speaking can be one of life’s most feared challenges – until you are doing it. Once The Moment arrives, the speaker might still tremble within, but the performance can feel as smooth as gliding through water.
My pick of the podcasts that have meant the most to me in 2019 (so far!), featuring: Scott Adams and Naval Ravikant, Tim Ferriss, Richard Herring, Sam Harris, and Brian Koppelman (plus honourable mentions for Michael Rapaport and Leonard Maltin!).
What’s the best way to go about turning ideas into reality? This post looks at creativity, communication and inspiration, drawing on wise words from Susan Cain, Tim Ferriss and Brix Smith-Start.
September’s #SaturdaySix – a sextet of things that have inspired or amused me over the past month. Includes: skeletons; the word “aestivation” (via the great Robert Macfarlane); lamps and introverts; Helen Reynold’s crash course in stand-up comedy; Daleks; and the lovely Coach George Raveling.
Warmest welcomes to my #SaturdaySix for May 2018 – a monthly sextet of things that are inspiring me right now. And yes, I know this one is going out on a Sunday! Now: what is floating your own boat? I’d love to know – please drop me a line with your own current raves! 1: […]
Is there any higher purpose in life than to make people happy? What was the last thing that made you happy? Stress has been plentiful for me these past few weeks. I will not bore you with the details. There are times in life when keeping one’s spirits up and remaining focused is harder than […]
Welcome to my second #SaturdaySix – a monthly round-up of six things that are inspiring me right now. What on Earth is floating your own boat? I’d love to know – please drop me a line with your own current raves! 1: Ice is something you put in your gin It is deepest winter in […]
When’s your Twitterversary? If you tweet, what has your time a-tweeting meant to you? Is it a love thing? And is it possible to tire of the conversation that never sleeps? The seven year itch describes a moment seven years into long-term relationships when cracks start to appear. In terms of my Twitter life, what […]
Gentle reader, what was the last book that truly spoke to you? For me, it’s a book by Susan Cain, entitled Quiet. I want to tell you what it means to me. And my good friends Helen Tracey and Siobhan Sheridan are also here to offer their words on introversion and on Quiet. I wish […]