On Storytelling and Resilience

I enjoyed this post from Nicholas Bate.  Not only is the message relevant but it is also resonant in vintage Bate style.  Nicholas has a narrative style which draws on simple, but visceral, imagery to make his points real.  Whether logs under the tarpaulin or bags of Starbucks coffee, it is the story which sticks […]

Scrivener – I Love the Sound of This

Matthew Stibbe comments here that software house Literature and Latte have released a beta of what will be the first Windows version of their award-winning Scrivener application; something of a combined word processor, project manager and research folder designed especially for writers.  Ideal if that is writing is a significant part of your skill-set. The […]

Scrivener – I Love the Sound of This

Matthew Stibbe comments here that software house Literature and Latte have released a beta of what will be the first Windows version of their award-winning Scrivener application; something of a combined word processor, project manager and research folder designed especially for writers.  Ideal if that is writing is a significant part of your skill-set. The […]

Language and tool-making evolved together – A Blog About History

I’m not sure why this is news.  It seems obvious that you’ll think of something to say when you smash your thumb with the hammer-flint. I love this blog.

Language and tool-making evolved together – A Blog About History

I’m not sure why this is news.  It seems obvious that you’ll think of something to say when you smash your thumb with the hammer-flint. I love this blog.

Another Tokai Fan…

It is interesting to see bluesman Philip Sayce name-checking the quality of old Tokai guitars (page 2 of this exhaustive interview on MusicRadar.com or hard copy in Guitarist magazine).  When they first appeared in the late 1970s and early 1980s, these Japanese replicas attracted some big fans like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons and Jeff […]

Another Tokai Fan…

It is interesting to see bluesman Philip Sayce name-checking the quality of old Tokai guitars (page 2 of this exhaustive interview on MusicRadar.com or hard copy in Guitarist magazine).  When they first appeared in the late 1970s and early 1980s, these Japanese replicas attracted some big fans like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Billy Gibbons and Jeff […]

Managing Change in the Public Sector

Penna plc, the HR Services group, has produced an interesting review of the challenges faced by public sector organisations as a result of the Comprehensive Spending Review.  It is not that the absolute number of job losses is so very large.  Of course, 490,000 is a big number but set in the context of a […]

And What Do You Do?

Anyone with an interest in portfolio careers or in simply starting out on their own should read this essential handbook and compendium for work beyond the traditional confines of the full-time, organisational career.  Barrie Hopson and Katie Ledger’s excellent book opens with an overview of today’s world of work (“There Is Another Way”) before taking […]

“I've always done more than one thing”, Zenna Atkins

That simple quote from the Guardian’s interview with Zenna Atkins (former Chair of Ofsted, now CEO of GEMS UK, Europe and Africa) highlights that although we often talk about the  concepts of Portfolio Careers and Sovereign Individuals as new ideas, they are – for many groups of people – just business as usual.  Senior executives, […]

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