Effortless Beauty

It turns out that what drives us is not that much different from what drives every other organism on the planet – and probably beyond. We crave connection to others – to be part of a group, at the same time as we crave autonomy – the freedom to make our own decisions. Resolving thisContinue reading “Effortless Beauty”

Be careful what you own

We have a strange relationship with ownership. We talk casually, and with pride about the house we own, the car we own, the company we own. There’s a Buddhist exhortation to be careful about what we own, because often it will end up owning us. No matter the legal niceties, if we have used debtContinue reading “Be careful what you own”

Standing on the Sun

Just a moment ago, in the sixteenth century, Copernicus caused a bit of a stir. He postulated that the Sun was the centre of the Solar System, rather than the Earth. Cue much huffing and puffing by Ptolemy and the Establishment. It was a Paradigm Shift. It was a revolution in the making. Paradigm shiftContinue reading “Standing on the Sun”

The negative scale effect..

Scale is so alluring. All that coverage, all that income. Scaling is an industry. Growth Coaches, Scale up Experts. 1.3 billion items listed on Google. Craft Coaching. Much less popular. 64 million listed on Google. Yet craft is where it all starts. Somewhere, right at the beginning of the product or service was someone dedicatedContinue reading “The negative scale effect..”

Not Doing

Last week I was chatting with my oldest friend and he made an interesting comment about what I’d written on emotions being contagious. In times of crisis if the CEO of one company takes a particular action then other CEO’s feel they have to follow suit, and if they don’t its only a matter ofContinue reading “Not Doing”

Can’t go round it…….

We are always on the edge of something. There’s the safe edge, and then there’s the scary edge. Like a black hole, threatening to suck us into that which we don’t understand and don’t control. I’ve found that much of the time, I’ve been aware of the difference and can choose whether to go, orContinue reading “Can’t go round it…….”