Category Archives: Personal

Formally Functioning…

I know nothing about architecture. I could just about tell you if I thought a building looked attractive…but even then I wouldn’t be confident either in my judgement let alone whether ‘attractive’ is a valid word to describe a building. … Continue reading

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Semi Incorrect…

I was wrong. And I am happy to admit it, delighted in fact…and am amazed with the outcome of my incorrectness. The England team are through to the semi-finals of the World Cup. This then makes them one of the … Continue reading

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Leadership Matches…

I hope I am wrong. I hope my every instinct is false. I really don’t want to be right. But my fear…is real and large. And it’s my own fault. My fault because of my decision. More accurately my lack … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning…

I first met with my father-in-law nearly 40 years ago. He had no idea at our first meeting that I was going to become his son-in-law. I wasn’t thinking that either. I was just nervous about meeting him. It was … Continue reading

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Father Forward…

I have come to the not surprising conclusion that I am just like my father. More precisely I am just like my memory of my father. More precisely again I am just like all the amazingly positive memories I have … Continue reading

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First Slides…

I remember my first Chief Executive Officer. I guess more precise would be that I remember the first time I interacted with a CEO. I had been asked to make a presentation. And to wear a suit. I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Deciding Memories…

I decided not to do something last week. I can remember exactly what and why and when. It was a good decision. It was a proposal for an investment that was too much, too risky and too soon. It was … Continue reading

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