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Archive for November 2013

Upward and onward?

November 25, 2013

The young sixth form student took to the stage to give a speech at the school open evening for prospective new joiners and their parents. She was to speak about her experience of being at the school. She was eloquent, articulate and well spoken. Her talk received hearty applause – clearly “hitting the spot” with […]

The insurance man – nearly

November 18, 2013

When I was in my early twenties, I set about looking for a job. I’d had a couple of years at South Bank Poly doing a business studies HND and now needed to get myself into the world of work. I wasn’t particularly ambitious and had no specific direction in mind – I  mainly wanted […]

Stain on a train

November 11, 2013

So there I was, leaving Waterloo station on a train to the small town of Liphook in Hampshire. It happened to be where a prospective client was based and I was on my way to meet with them. As it was summer, I’d donned a smart navy blazer and nicely pressed light tan trousers. A white […]

A lesson from “Australian rules football”

November 4, 2013

Missionaries working with Aboriginals in 19th century Australia decided one day to teach some of the local  youngsters to play soccer. They set about marking out a pitch, setting up makeshift goalposts and recruiting two  teams of eager players. So, the match was on. The teams played with great gusto, throwing themselves into it 100%. […]