January 23, 2017
“I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.”
Herbert Bayard Swope
Some people seem to be in-built with a strong not-giving-a-shit muscle. But I think many of us have to work on it....
January 19, 2017
I am not a religious man. But something I think that we can take from Christianity is the notion that we are all sinners.
We like to look at people in terms of absolutes. Mary is generous and Kate is greedy. Simon is honest and Peter is untrustworthy....
January 11, 2017
I think one of the great obstacles we can create for ourselves in the pursuit of creating art is the pressure to be original.
We might feel as though if what we are making is not truly unique, then it is not worth creating. But, on reflection, this is completely absurd.
January 6, 2017
Read a great quote this morning...
"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus
For me, this reminds me of the caution we must take both when taking and receiving advice.
I think we...
Someone I spoke to yesterday used the phrase "being a slave to his own self-importance." It encapsulated something I've been thinking about this week.
Breaking the shackles of self-importance
July 2, 2017
How do we balance ambition and appreciation?
Is our drive to make changes in our lives purely down to a lack of gratitude?
Is it the case that the...
Ambition and Gratitude. Can we have both?
April 29, 2017
I think if we are to undertake any sort of creative activity, it is vital to be accepting, and ideally, embracing, of our current level of proficiency...
You are where you are: Some thoughts on creativity
July 11, 2020
The lost metric of success
June 18, 2017
Can we make London friendlier?
June 11, 2017
Everybody was a baby once
June 3, 2017
Career Change: A Progress Update
May 27, 2017
My Career Change Doubts (and why I'm not acting on them) Part 2
May 20, 2017
My Career Change Doubts (and why I'm not acting on them) Part 1
May 12, 2017
Do we value money more than we let on?
May 6, 2017
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