26 11, 2012

Stopping the clots at the seat of power

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 November 26th, 2012|The best of the rest|2 Comments

When I was asked to sit on the panel at the All Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group (APPTG) Annual Conference as a patient representative I leapt at the chance. And so last week I found myself participating in a meeting right at the seat of power in the Palace of Westminster. Somewhat fittingly for my visit [...]

18 11, 2012

The power of the pause

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 November 18th, 2012|Hiring and Outsourcing, The best of the rest|0 Comments

Ever think someone is trying to tell you something? In various forms, from various sources, I have received one message very loudly, and very clearly recently - the power of the pause. “Music is the space between the notes.” French composer Claude Debussy expressed it so well. The spaces between the notes add expression, allowing [...]

9 11, 2012

Treat each day like the sunrise

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 November 9th, 2012|The best of the rest|0 Comments

I was visiting Covent Garden in London this week to meet up with my former employers from 1984-1988, my formative years straight from college. We had arranged to meet for lunch and, as you might suspect, there was much reminiscing about the old days, when I was only the third employee in their small but [...]

3 11, 2012

Expertise fatigue

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 November 3rd, 2012|Marketing, Networking & Social Media|6 Comments

Have you noticed that everyone seems to be an expert these days? A while ago I was impressed, and slightly overawed, by many of these experts. Then I was impressed more with their ‘front’ than their expertise. I had started noticing that some ‘experts’ in the same field were offering diametrically opposing advice, and so [...]