Can’t see the forest for the trees

What came first, the money or the passion? Do great things happen because people (investors) see an opportunity to make money and then find people with passion/ ability to execute or do great things happen when people with passion find investors/ supporters to back them?

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Things I’ve Learnt in Life (so far)

Two years ago inspired by Aaron’s blog I put together a list of the 10 things I’ve learnt in life, the first of which is now tattooed to my arm (“Amazing things with amazing people” – with a picture reference to #4). Time passes and things happen and sometimes its easy to forget what you are doing and why. This post is to remind me to stay focused keep thinking, questioning and learning.

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A man of integrity. Not a man of politics, he has shown dignity and principle under 10 hours of questioning from both sides of politics. He has not been led into sensational claims but rather calmly and honestly replied consistent with his detailed notes and was unwavering.

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Success

“Things will work out as they should provided provided we do what we should, our tendency is to hope things will turn out the way we want them to, but we don’t do the things that are necessary to make those things a reality” John Wooden

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Spread dreams not fear

I love people and I will live a life full of love and amazement Since the “war on terror” began headlines like “To France From Israel: Lessons on Living With Terror” have flooded our news streams. Few single events in a single country have ever in history triggered such a united response of fear and hatred. […]

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Why the Aristotle principles of Ethos, Logos and Pathos make for better business?

As humans, generally we gravitate to things that confirm how we think. Recently, I discovered Anthony Tsagal’s The Storytelling Book. It was an epiphany, my light-bulb moment. Tsagal discussed Aristotle’s  principles of: Ethos, Logos and Pathos. It’s a question that seems simple enough but one most people never ask or fail to answer: Why? For those who […]

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The quest to do amazing things

  I was asked last week when talking about the business and its current success and popularity, whether i was worried about things outside my control such as the protests that were on at the time or the weather. This struck me as a strangle question causing me to pause before I answered,  it is […]

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