Hell is other people Jean-Paul Sartre Plenty of people will tell you that Sartre had something else entirely in mind with this brief quotation. Whilst they may be right about Sartre’s intent, I do think he’s unintentionally hit on something we aren’t too comfortable with discussing when it comes to the world of work. Taken […]

If the business world learns anything at all from the football (soccer) world cup, quite frankly it deserves everything it gets.

When a torrent sweeps a man against a boulder, you must expect him to scream, and you need not be surprised if the scream is sometimes a theory. Robert Louis Stevenson I wasn’t going to write a quick bio of Abraham Maslow for this post because he’s pretty much ubiquitous in management theory and neuroscience. […]

What any initiative needs is a really great challenge. So this timely intervention from Neil Usher in the debate around Beyond The Workplace is to be welcomed. I, for one, have no desire to be surrounded by nodding heads and “Look at us, ain’t we grand!!” backslapping. All this talk of tipping points, elephants and […]

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise. Francis Bacon He’s a card, isn’t he? That Boris Johnson, Mayor of London. Speaking at the launch of the CIPD and JCP Steps Ahead Mentoring project earlier this week, Boris talked of the need to teach young people the “sheer cunning” […]

Your worth consists in what you are and not in what you have. Thomas A. Edison You’re not usually likely to find football manager Iain Dowie and Rudyard Kipling nestled together so closely as they are in this post, but Dowie, who is credited with coining the term “bouncebackability”, would doubtless agree with the sentiments […]

Last Friday, 23rd May, a sunny day with fluffy white clouds sailing across the inverted blue bowl of the sky, I walked onto Trafalgar Square in central London looking for a red and white umbrella. 2 hours later, courtesy of David Pearl and the wonderful human beings who help make Street Wisdom happen, I walked […]


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