You have to be in it to win it

You have to be in it to win it


You only need to read stories of the likes of Bruce Springsteen or Donny Osmond to know that the life of an artist was tough long before they ‘made it’. I’ve always found the music industry a great source of inspiration when it comes to how I apply myself in my career so I always … Continue reading

When Good Money goes Bad

When Good Money goes Bad


There will be many people who you meet along the way in your life who are doing well in terms of revenue but dislike the customers who generate it for them. This could be for any number of reasons but the root of the cause is often due to a lack of communication and mutually … Continue reading

The Cult of Busy

The Cult of Busy


This diagram (edited to keep it it R-rated!) shows how my brain works when a client gives me a last minute project or task to work on: (NB: clicking on this takes you outside of this site where you’ll see the swear word – you have been warned!) Getting through the red section of the … Continue reading

Functional Fixedness in the Workplace

Functional Fixedness in the Workplace


The candle problem or candle task, also known as Duncker’s candle problem, is a cognitive performance test, measuring the influence of functional fixedness on a participant’s problem solving capabilities. The test was created by Gestalt psychologist Karl Duncker and published posthumously in 1945. The test presents the participant with the following task: how to fix a lit candle on a wall (a cork board) in a way so the candle wax won’t … Continue reading

The Perils of Life Through a Lens


Am I one of the few who thinks holding up an iPad to record an event or incident strange? It seems quite commonplace for us as humans to accept that technology is an established part of our lives whether we like it or not. Earlier in the year James McAvoy halted a theatre performance when he … Continue reading