Monthly Archives: April 2015

Can an enterprise culture really improve lives?


Enterprise is not just another word for business. It’s a mindset, a way of approaching life, a way of looking at things. Enterprise is always innovative, finding new things to do and make, or new ways to do it. Famous … Continue reading

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Getting a buzz at Pixar


It was one of those once-only days, a bright November day when I was on a wine bottling line opposite John Lasseter, Oscar-winning director of Toy Story and creative head of Pixar Animation Studios, whose latest release Up hit the screens last week. … Continue reading

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Love thy customer


Customer service is one of those nebulous concepts that we all know are vitally important to our working lives, but it’s hard to remember that the customer is king when said king is blatantly wrong, plain cussed, or exhibits vulgar … Continue reading

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Dying to tell you…


More people die than are ever born: death is the one common experience of all living things. So why do we try so hard to pretend it won’t happen to us? We are, as a society, squeamish about death and … Continue reading

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Sex and death in the afternoon


Over the weekend I watched a feature length spectacle of romance and murder – live, right in front of me. This was X-rated stuff; all hearts and flowers for an hour, then a short and violent sex scene, with a chilling … Continue reading

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Boo!


If that surprised you… you should get out more. But I’m glad you’re here. Welcome to the pages and pages of scribbling and nonsense that have appeared under my name over the last twenty years. Surely not. But it’s longer than … Continue reading

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