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[13 Feb 2011 | No Comment | ]
Social Media Week – London

The week commencing Monday 7 Feb 2011 saw a multitude of events across the globe, under the banner of “Social Media Week” and quite possibly a few other events which had hopped on the band wagon in the hope of attracting more visitors. I think I am going to place one particular event into that latter category as it didn’t really fit the genre of “social media” and in all honestly, it did the BBC and its Media Centre a disservice. It was my first ever visit to a …

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[14 Aug 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Chapter 3 in Stephen Covey’s book 7 Habits is entitled “Put first things first” and it could equally have been entitled “Don’t try to do everything at once”.
When we take time to think about it we often realise that less is more. Focus on fewer, more important tasks, and just get them done. We will feel a lot more satisfied with that as opposed to having many half …

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[7 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

Tuesday Financial Focus
Time is money as they say, and if you want to be better at managing your money then you need to be better at managing your time. If you invite me round to your company to speak about “Time Management” one of the first things I will say is that you cannot manage time, you can only manage the things that you do with your time.
Stephen Covey in his book 7 Habits tells us that you need a routine, that focusing on daily routines is too short a …

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[14 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

One of those “life changing” books in my life has been “7 Habits” by Stephen Covey. By picking out the best bits, you can really make a difference to the way that you do things, and hopefully live a better life as a result. One of the bits that really stands out for me is planned recreation.
That’s the idea of having regular time with the family to go out and do things. Not just on the spur of the moment, but having premeditated ideas and then going out and doing …

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[27 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

Edison didn’t fail 999 times, he simply found 999 solutions which didn’t work. His perseverance paid off in the end, and I am grateful that this office has electric lights.
And when the electric lights go wrong, I have a simple strategy for putting things right. However, what do you do when something more complex and unexpected goes wrong? If you’re a yachtsman, you have a “ditch bag” ready. If you live in Japan you have your “earthquake kit” ready. If you have a computer, you have a back up. You …