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Can a good coach help level the playing field?

I’m the kind of person who re-watches and re-reads the things I love. I’ve seen The Big Short at least five times. Even having seen it that many times, and having Margot Robbie explain sub-prime loans and Anthony Bourdain run through ‘collateralized debt obligations’ (CDOs) I still couldn’t define most of the film’s terms for… Continue reading

I never saw a wild thing

I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself I return to ‘Self-Pity’, a poem from D.H. Lawrence time and again. I love the combination of low-brow and high-brow – because I actually discovered the poem through G.I…. Continue reading

Some inspiration from Johann Hari and Andrew Sullivan

I was struck in a recent double-episode Feel Better, Live More interview with Johann Hari with the particularly optimistic and positive way the episode entered and it felt like just the sort of thing that needed to be noted down: One of the reasons I’m optimistic is that I’ve seen the most unbelievable transformation in… Continue reading

Thinking is the hardest work there is

I was really struck by the following view from Graham Allcott (founder of Think Productive) in this week’s Squiggly Careers podcast on How to be A Productivity Ninja with Amazing If host Helen Tupper.  About thirteen minutes into the episode, when talking about the need to block off focused thinking time in the office and make sure that meeting creep doesn’t… Continue reading