the gift of time

Chrissie called the landline this morning to let me know that she wasn’t going to make the ZOOM call this week. That’s just like Chrissie, I thought.  Calling to speak instead of a simple text or email, I admired that about her. It was unlike her to miss the weekly ‘human interaction’ and so IContinue reading “the gift of time”

Forging the business

I met with Stephen Lunn recently, an artist who has been part of the family-run business since 1974. The renowned foundry itself operating for over a century. During our conversation, I asked Stephen whether he had any business advice, something he may wish to share? Stephen thought for a minute before offering the following tips, genuine ‘goldContinue reading “Forging the business”

I see you!

I was interested to learn recently that, according to a recent Deloitte survey, 59% of consumers say they have  increased their usage of local services and retailers. (< link) With this shift towards local business offering greater support to the surrounding economies, it certainly seems good business sense to play a proactive role in supporting community-level enterpriseContinue reading “I see you!”

Be like Mr Costas

I received sad news recently that an old friend, someone I had known for years, had passed away. The news was entirely out of the blue (as most sudden deaths are) and when I was asked how I best remembered my buddy Mal, I immediately thought of how much he gave. Mal was the typeContinue reading “Be like Mr Costas”

the culture of simple

Simple goals make for a clear path. The clear path brings the simple goal within reach. With clear, simple messages we’re understood. So why do so many networkers make it difficult to refer them? While we’ve all been affected by global challenges these past few months … Covid and social distancing, Brexit indecision, global uncertainty,Continue reading “the culture of simple”