Monthly Archives: August 2013


You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by. James M. Barrie A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin In a previous post, I discussed what I […]

An Open Door Policy

There are big men, men of intellect, intellectual men, men of talent and men of action; but the great man is difficult to find, and it needs – apart from discernment – a certain greatness to find him. Margot Asquith Today, thousands of kids across the UK who have been coached and cajoled for the […]

Whither Relevance?

I am grateful to Kate Griffiths-Lambeth for her thought-provoking piece for Discuss HR which prompted me to write this post. Kate poses a question about the role of the CIPD in supporting the HR industry and, in considering a response I started to think about the more general question being posed across my multi-functional network […]


Vintery, mintery, cutery, corn, Apple seed and apple thorn, Wire, briar, limber lock Three geese in a flock One flew East One flew West And one flew over the cuckoo’s nest I visited my parents at their home in Bristol this past weekend. Whilst going through some paperwork I came across an old school report […]

The Terrifying Reality Shut Out

Imagine. A box. 21 stories high. 100 metres across. 170 metres deep. Containing 7,000 human minds. Each and every one supressing the same thoughts. What the hell am I doing this for? What exactly is the point? I can’t not do this. I have bills to pay. Kids to keep. God, I need a holiday. […]