Monthly Archives: October 2009

Government Departments Lack Common Sense?

A couple of months ago I received a package from the EMA, a UK government department that provides some funding for students whilst studying for their A-levels. It was a pleasant surprise as I hadn’t even realised such funds and … Continue reading

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Lessons from Buena Vista Orchestra

Last night was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve enjoyed for a very long time.  Eight months after buying the tickets, I witnessed the phenomenon that is the Buena Vista Orchestra (also known as Orquestra Buena Vista & Buena Vista … Continue reading

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STEM Ambassadors

The STEMNET web site defines a STEM (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics)Ambassador as ‘An everyday person from a real working background who volunteers their time for free to act as an inspiring role model to young people’. STEM Ambassadors help … Continue reading

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Small Acts of Kindness Make a Difference

If we were to put all the small acts of kindness performed in the World on a set of scales they would weigh nothing. If we took all of these small acts of kindness out of our World, it would … Continue reading

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Variety is a Spice For Life

The saying goes, ‘Variety is the spice of life’ I would like to suggest that Variety is a spice for life. Semantics?  Possibly, but I think there is a meaningful and important difference which means that some of us perhaps … Continue reading

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Personal Development & Business Start Up Reading

There are a number of books that I have been reading over the past year-and-a-half that have made a significant impact on my thinking and how I view what I do, what I say, the decisions I make each day … Continue reading

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What We Have Not What We Don’t!

I don’t know about you, but one of the biggest hurdles I’ve had to overcome (and still fight daily) is the idea that others know more than me, especially in areas where I am dubbed an expert. I think a … Continue reading

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