jobs and life

According to Linkedin, 29 of my contacts have changed job title in the past year. By any standards that's quite a lot. Some have taken on new positions with their existing employers, but most have moved on. A significant number of them have decided, like me, to branch out on their own. There is something hugely exciting about taking control of ones own destiny. There's also, of course, a great...

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The genius of Mozart

Radio 3 are having a Mozart Fest. They're playing every note he composed over a ten-day period. At first it was magnificent, and reminded one of sheer genius of that remarkable man. And then a funny thing happened. Every time the radio was switched on it began to feel like Groundhog Day. It only goes to prove that sometimes you really can have too much of a good thing.

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Orato Consulting Blog

It's been difficult to avoid Wikileaks recently. Putting to one side the security issues of some the recent disclosures, what struck me about the initial leaks was just how human they were. Naively I thought what intelligence experts and diplomats were after were hard facts but it seems that softer, more emotional information is just as important. Perhaps there's a lesson for business people her...

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