The 10 Best Business Book Reads of 2011 including the One About the World’s First Blogger

I aim to read one business book a week, but generally only manage 2 or 3 a month. I see reading books as one of the best possible investments in time but I want the very best return. I’m very careful about choosing the next book. I research and cross-check before ordering. Equally, the more […]

Are You Building The Cathedral?

An old story tells of three stonecutters who were asked what they were doing. The first replied, ‘I am making a living.’ The second kept on hammering while he said, ‘I am doing the best job of stonecutting in the entire country.’ The third one looked up with a visionary gleam in his eyes and […]

Thinking Differently & How to Live Before You Die

These are the words, transcribed by gapingvoid, from Apple’s 1997-2002 iconic Think Different campaign:

Watch Your Thoughts…

It was my wedding anniversary a few days ago. My mother-in-law gave us a booklet, and inside the front cover is a hand-written message from her meditation teacher, the remarkable Dadi Janki.

Lack of Direction, Not Lack of Time is the Problem

Over the past few decades I’ve read a lot of goal-setting ‘self-help’ books. Most of them end up part-read, and collecting dust in some forgotten corner of the house. Only a few have inspired me to any kind of action,