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4 lessons from”The New Reich”

For those who have hidden behind the “let’s wait and see” curtain the results must have come as a shock, three weeks in to a four year term and the Emperor has got clothes, they were just hidden under his ill fitting suit. And now like the super hero he is, he has ripped them more »

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Reputation is not your Brand

Just lately I have been talking with people about the difference between Reputation, Brand and PR and how confusions arise about them when we start to articulate our story. So lets start at the best place…the beginning. When you start out in business you often are trying to solve a problem, often your own. This more »

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Make your Weakness your Strength

I AM NOT SURE About you, but for way too long I have been listening to the mantra ” forget about your weaknesses concentrate on your strengths” well I know that sounds logical but it also sounds like “80% of businesses fail in the first 3 years”……Why, where is the proof? Weakness is not something more »

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MY PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS and what I learned

ITS TRUE I have spent my life in the pursuit of Happiness and to a greater extent I have achieved it. And as I look back I thought I would share what I learned, both from an emotional and physical viewpoint. To start with I thought I should define what I thought happiness was as I more »

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ONLY CURIOSITY CAN SAVE THE PLANET

A BOLD STATEMENT Maybe, but often it is only a bold statement that makes us stop long enough to see below the surface to what is really going on (marketing 101) but in this case it is the truth and the addiction to constant updates on Twitter, Facebook, Linked, email, youtube etc has led us down more »

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It’s the voice of my customer..Right?

I have come into some criticism of late around how long my blog’s are. It would seem that people are busy / not interested in long posts. SO I WONDERED IF IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE TO DISTIL A BLOG INTO A SINGLE SENTENCE No Matter whether we are a business or an individual we all more »

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The IMAGINAIRIUM

This week I turned 61 And it has brought the usual rush of thoughts to the brain that every birthday brings, bugger I am another year older, where did the last year go, how many do I have left, time is flying, etc. Only this time it is different and the gift of  having a life more »

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MY WALL OF INEFFICIENCY

Well it was three years in the making and each stone was lovingly placed, 30 tons in all. And as I built this wall when ever I got the chance I learn’t a lot, the stones do indeed speak. I started this wall as a fit 59 year old, strong enough to lift up the more »

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The Pigstrom Report

The rain was coming down in bucketfuls as I sat in the kitchen looking out. It had been six days now and still no word on whether I had been accepted into the group and I was beginning to wonder if it hadn’t been a scam to get my personal details, but why all  the more »

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY YOU HAVE CANCER

ALL WEEK I had been complaining to Lorraine and any one else that would listen ” I am going to be 59 this week I am nearly sixty years old, gees I am getting old”  working with young people does have its downsides. And now I was reacting to this piece of news with “are you crazy more »

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