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The Martian

I’m a huge fan of The Martian, I first read it in eBook form and loved it so much that I bought the audio book and I’ve just been to see the movie in 3D.  It’s one of those rare experiences that has worked perfectly in all three media, but...

Medication And Withdrawal

I’m now two thirds of the way through my, post retirement, three month long withdrawal from medication and it’s becoming ever more brutal even though I’m taking it easy. For example I’ve dropped from a high of 250mg of Lyrica down to a current low of 75mg and while doing...

Living With Compassion

It’s not been easy for me to come up with an over-arching philosophy to live by, but gradually I’ve nudged my way towards living with compassion.  Daily life is constantly presenting situations, mostly involving people, that frustrate, anger, disappoint … and compassion provides a tool to turn all of these...

Building A Business That’s Anti-Fragile

On my personal blog I wrote an article yesterday about how I’ve built an anti-fragile lifestyle, to offset the unpredictability that my health conditions impose.  In this post I thought I would explore how I’ve applied the same principles in business to create an organisation that’s also resilient to the...

Watching The Sun Rise

Swimming is starting to become a habit, I added another two lengths, so I’m up at 18 now and although my shoulders are sore they are coping. My legs continue to be really, really sore when I’m walking up and down stairs, but I’m swimming better and they are stronger...

Simple Workplace Design Tips

This year has seen interest in workplace design gradually building; a few consultancies have been established; blogs and podcasts have created; a couple of books have been written; and of course the start-ups have been investing their VC’s millions in fancy offices that get plenty of publicity.  It’s nice to...

How To Do Workplace Design

This post was first published on my business blog, which I’m closing down now that I’ve retired, so I’m archiving some of the better posts to this blog. All too often offices are designed based on an efficiency metric that works for the facilities management organisation, cost/person, needs to be...

London Circular Canal Walk

This post documents a superb circular walk around London, following mostly waterways, that I did with my eldest daughter, Steph, during August.  The weather was fantastic, London was heaving with people, but we experienced a different tranquil, fascinating side to London that was new to me.  I highly recommend this...