Category Archives: Passion is key

Gareth Malone has vision

Gareth Malone demonstrates real flair in judging how far he can take his choir. With real vision he takes them to the very best place they could reach. Continue reading

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Felicity fails to follow

Or lead even. In episode 4 of BBC’s Apprentice Felicity Jackson was given the mantle of leadership for the beauty treatment task. If you wanted an exercise in what to do to win, then this would be a good example, … Continue reading

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Emotion v logic: Ashes day 1

In Simon Barnes’s brilliant article on emotion in Sport in The Times I am left with a serious question. But first here’s a quick quote: ‘The Ashes, more than any other series in cricket, more than practically any other occasion … Continue reading

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Is busy-ness the enemy of invention?

What stops us developing new ideas? What stops us working on our heart’s desire, our latent talent, our real passion? “I’m just too busy right now”. “Working too hard”. “Maybe next year, when I have finished my A levels, my … Continue reading

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Who says money motivates – undercover Jockey Club?

Big bonuses: is that what does it? Not according to Undercover Boss Paul Fisher at the Jockey Club. Former newspaper delivery boy turned accountant turned COO takes off his suit and dons stubble on Channel 4’s latest edition of Undercover … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Den v Mary Portas who wins?

If you pit one business show against the other this week, who wins it for you? To me Mary Portas Queen of Shops pips the Dragons! This week, Dragons’ Den looks at anything from submarines to rotating washing lines. The ideas … Continue reading

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