Taking Action Beats Doing Nothing

Taking Action Beats Doing Nothing

One of us had the great honour of a riveting conversation last week with 87 year old Josef. He told the story of how, living in a small village outside Munich, he’d witnessed his family home invaded by Sturm Abteilung (SA Brown Shirts), his father  was taken prisoner to Dachau, the few family neighbours turned their [...]
Let’s Talk About Money… (Lets NOT!)

Let’s Talk About Money… (Lets NOT!)

It’s official (well, official with an ish) because we don’t talk about money, we’re amongst another two thirds who are reluctant to chit chat away or phone a friend about finance. Call us old fashioned but we were brought up to never discuss such things as ‘how much something we have costs’ and we don’t [...]
Business Difficulties are Everywhere

Business Difficulties are Everywhere

Business is ‘terrible’, we learnt today, from someone we’d worked with.  ‘It’s hardly better than last year’. ‘Great!’ Was our response, as we waited for this individual’s usual stoic resolve and general philosophy to give us their punch line.  ‘And how was last year?’ ‘Best year we’ve ever had!’ We already knew that.  We’d also [...]
MUTE: Swansong for Business

MUTE: Swansong for Business

  This week we’ve mostly been to Europe, USA and Australia.  Our Sonic  Adventure began and ended with a phone call, a wanderlust wonder completed in four days during which we visited 3 of the 7 continents, approximately some 29  from  300,000 cities, heard, not quite, a million stories and we even managed to squeeze [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

It is said that a herder in Caffa, Ethiopia, was so intrigued when he found his goats dancing that he too decided to try the red cherries they had eaten and sure enough he too started dancing.  The red beans were taken to a local monastery, however, believing the berries to be the work of [...]