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Archive for July 2011

Taking the “con” out of confidence

July 25, 2011

Many people reading this blog post will be aware that the TV series The Apprentice has just come to its conclusion for yet another series here in the UK. A bright-eyed  quirky young inventor called Tom has made it through this bizarre circus to reach the dizzy heights of being  dear Lord Sugar’s new “business […]

Messy? Disorganised? It can be a boon…..

July 18, 2011

 I am, and always have been, pretty disorganised. I guess I’m a naturally messy person. This is particularly the case in my office where I have any number of piles of “stuff” surrounding me as I valiantly try to run my business as efficiently as possible.  Something as simple as trying to find a recently […]


July 11, 2011

I knew Bob some years ago when he was a client of mine during my time as a sales manager at Reed Business Publishing. I enjoyed dealing with him. Many of the clients I had to work with were sharp, canny even manipulative at times. However, Bob stood out from that crowd. He was every […]

Are you mis-using your life saver?

July 4, 2011

A few years ago I was doing some errands in Potters Bar, not far from where I live. I stepped off the pavement on the High Street and hadn’t realised that there was a bus just ten feet away from me.  Unfortunately, it was a bus in motion and it was moving towards me, rather […]