No Substitutes

There’s a scene in Good Will Hunting (which many people would be familiar with), where Robin Williams (R.I.P) says to Matt Damon (whole scene here): “..if I asked you about art, you’d probably give me the skinny on every art book ever written. Michelangelo, you know a lot about him. Life’s work, political aspirations, him and the pope, sexual orientations, the whole works, right? But … Continue reading No Substitutes

The Sunrise Never Leaves You

6:00am, the sun rises. You’ve just got home. Sh!t. I thought I’d left that life behind. With each passing occurrence, it’s become apparent that the sunrise never leaves you. The grass will always be greener. Yet, whilst for I thought I was literally swapping the sunrise finish for the 9-5, lurking not too far away in the shadows is my next sunrise finish. To quote … Continue reading The Sunrise Never Leaves You

Getting the Most Out of a Career Discussion

Today I thought I’d take on a more serious tone in lieu of my recent cheery posts. I had my bi-annual career discussion today. I haven’t really taken these seriously until now and saw them as a waste of time. It didn’t help having a manager that wasn’t interested in my career or personal development. As a result I got myself into a position where … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of a Career Discussion

Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 3

We now know that for a company to have sales, there must be trust between the seller and the buyer. We also know what constitutes trust and that intimacy is required (Part 1). We then got to the point where the person that will make us look the best, is the person we want to be the most intimate with and finally we worked out … Continue reading Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 3

Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 2

In this discussion of whether the idea of ‘appropriate discrimination’ is acceptable in the workplace, I wanted to introduce two concepts that would form the basis of my argument. I first presented the idea that every company or business is selling something. I then discussed the defining component of a sale, which I quantified as being dependent on trust. Part 2 of this arc¬†will introduce … Continue reading Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 2

Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 1

Today’s topic has been inspired by a dedicated reader. Thanks for the great ideas people. I’ve been tossing up how to present this and I think I’ve now worked out my opinion. It’s going to take two parts so i apologise for the delay in getting to the conclusion. Part 1 and Part 2 present two ideas or thought processes that will allow me to … Continue reading Is Workplace Discrimination Really Discrimination – Part 1

The Cupboard is Shut

Today I want to propose a way of explaining how we conduct ourselves. Everyone has a cupboard which remains open whilst they care. The longer the cupboard stays open the more productive we are and the more we potentially can achieve.¬†However, at some point in the day, week, month, year etc, there will come a point where you just stop, snap and no longer give … Continue reading The Cupboard is Shut