Focus Versus Strategy: The Entrepreneur’s Challenge:

Canadian psychologist Elliott Jaques 1947 developer of levels of work theory entrepreneur

Being Aware Of The Tension What sorts the good people in an entrepreneurial organisation from the so-so and bad? I would suggest the good ones can switch between having a clear strategic framework and thought process. Then dip into the focus and detail effortlessly. They are aware at some level that both exist and instinctively … Read more

Ikigai: Seeking My Purpose

Ikigai represented by a nautical compass on a window overlooking the ocean

A Japanese Philosophy For Making Life Worthwhile The Anti-Golf Approach Ikigai is a Japanese concept that means “a reason for being.” It’s been on my mind as I watch the next stage of my work life unfold. It’s become an increasing preoccupation for me. I talk to friends and colleagues and people who are in … Read more

1,149 Nights Of Sleep: More & Better Please

Sleeping white Labrador

Sleep Is Not My Friend Sleep has never come easily to me. I remember being young, pre-secondary school, and having chronic insomnia, wide awake for hours. Letting my imagination run riot, planning things I would do when the day rolled around and the rest of the world finally woke. Sometimes getting bored. Sometimes lonely, sometimes … Read more

Ageing: 60 – Getting Better At It With Age

Kanreki written in Japanese text

Kanreki Ageing is a liberating experience for me. 23 months ago saw my 60th birthday. Turning the page of a calendar isn’t something which should invoke different behaviours and feelings, but it did. A Californian holiday with my wife was a good disconnection from the day to day. On our return I uncharacteristically had a … Read more

New England Patriots Dynasty – GOATs, Any Sport?

Brady Belichick Sideline Conference Suppler Bowl LIII

Super Bowl Number Six New England Patriots won another Super Bowl this February. Brady and Belichick squeezed the life of the formerly explosive Los Angeles Rams. The game was slated in some quarters as dull and lacking in flair and of course points. New Orleans Saint fans remain hacked off that their team weren’t there … Read more