Are you a passion fruit?

Does your cover letter or LinkedIn profile state that you are passionate about [name some work-related activity here]?

Mine does not.

Quite simply because I am not passionate about business analysis. Dedicated? Yes. Keen to share my experiences? Certainly. Enthusiatic to learn more? Definitely. Passionate? Nope.

If […]

Learning from mistakes

Here is a very interesting TED talk by Diana Laufenberg on the importance of teaching children to learn from mistakes.

Wouldn’t it be great if people in business did the same?

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” From Worstward Ho by Samuel Beckett


Reality check – Part 2

Here is a fabulous animation from RSA Animate, illustrating a talk by author Barbara Ehrenreich on how positive thinking can be delusional and harmful.

She basically says what I said in “Reality check“, but with more eloquence and concrete examples. I dislike her already. Applause to the cartoonist also.

Thanks to my friend Rowan Manahan […]

The wisdom of a CEO

A friend told me the other day that at a company meeting, the directors of the company brought up the subject of work-life balance.

It seems they were getting tired of the scales being tipped strongly in favour of work.

The CEO’s response?

May 3rd, 2010 | Tags: , | Category: General | Leave a comment

Take a deep breath…

Yesterday I had an online chat with a friend and the subject quickly turned to work stress and bullying. My friend gave me permission to reproduce the chat on my blog, so here it is, abridged, with some further comments inserted by me afterwards for your benefit.

Such comments appear in […]

Half way there… so far, so good

As it’s my birthday, I thought I would kick off this blog by paying a small tribute to my family and give you some idea of how I have changed over the years. Although this is meant to be a business analysis blog, the fact is that I would not be where I […]