The Uniqueness of Uniqueness

We are all unique, in almost every way. From our DNA, to our fingerprints, our eyes, our hair, our personality, our dreams and desires – our uniqueness defines who we are. Funnily enough, uniqueness is completely ubiquitous, it is present throughout the universe. Everything in the universe is unique. There are no two snowflakes, no…

Shuffle and Skip

The music industry has transformed at an inconceivable rate over the course of the last few decades. The MP3 player, the iPod / iPhone and all manner of streaming music services have completely changed how we listen to and consume music. Gone are the days of buying an album and listening to it all the…

Choosing The Right Container

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for it’s completion” – Parkinsons Law When you consider Parkinson’s Law, it makes work tasks sound like gas, which expand to fill whatever container you put it in. Essentially our work, our tasks and activities will take as much time as we give them. This is the…

10 + 10 = ?

I’m sure that even those of you who profess to be terrible at maths came to a pretty quick answer to the above equation, right? I mean, 10 + 10, you can’t get much simpler than that. You have an answer.  And when we have an answer our minds stop. Answers represent endings, they represent winning,…

Opinions

Opinions. There are a lot of them about. Seems like everyone has one these days! We live in a time where it is easier than ever to share our opinions with… well, pretty much the entire world. Social media makes it possible for us to express our opinions about anything at anytime… to anyone. Highly-charged,…

The Currency of Imagination

Cash, reddies, wonga, big-ones, dough… there are many words used to describe the life blood of our economic world. Whilst money mainly flows through the arteries of our economy in electronic form, when you look at those digitised numbers on a bank statement or on a computer screen what they represent is cash. And, whatever you…

The Gift of Not Knowing

“The more I learn, the more I realise how much I don’t know”. – Albert Einstein If you were to consider all the knowledge attained throughout human history, all that is available to anyone who has an internet connection, you realise how very little each of us actually know. Even the world’s most learned professors, scientists…

We All Speak a Second Language

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. Nelson Mandela On a recent business trip to Hungary, I was dining in a Budapest hotel and, as is often the case on such occasions, the…