Bike

I don't make many financially sound decisions but here's one you can't argue with. 9 months ago today I bought a secondhand bicycle to commute to the station on. Previously I was walking there and back which was tedious and dreary and took about 25 minutes. Cycling has revolutionised this part of my day, it now takes about 5 minutes. Additionally... when I say "walking there and back" what I actually mean is "getting a taxi home 2-3 times a
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Messaging, Circles and Control

About three years ago I was lauding Google Plus to anyone that would listen. I loved the 'circles' feature for its ability to tailor your online content and personality to match the situation - like we do in the real world. Context. Circles provided control over the reach & visibility of the things you put on the Google Plus platform which was excellent. Unfortunately Google got almost everything else about it completely wrong and today although it exists, Google Plus
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Winter Tyres

Car tyres, are well-important. They are the things that attach your car to the road, which is key to making sure it goes in the direction you want when you turn the steering wheel. Most tyres do what you want most of the time. Which is fine if you only drive "most of the time" but you don't. In the UK you drive when it's hot and when it's cold, when it's wet and when it's dry. Often you will
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Be Inauthentic

This is a worthwhile thing to spend 20 minutes watching. A man called Mark Bowden giving a talk at TEDx Toronto in 2013. I suppose there are lots of resources on the internet and in the bookshops about body language, but Marks talk is excellent and entertaining. It explains why you need people on your side in the first place. If you ever have to give a talk or present something or convince someone, this will help you.
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Company Culture

Whatever your business is at some point it involves human beings. Making sure that they are happy and into what you do is key to being very successful. You can tick along without thinking (or caring) about the culture in your organisation but any time and effort saved will likely cost you in other ways. Recruitment, retention and managing the quality of your employees will all become more difficult if they just feel like they have "a job". If you
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