Newsletter 31 : 30 march 2010
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Welcome to our newsletter. You’ve received it because either you requested it (extra thanks!) or you met Jeremy while networking. We offer a change from other newsletters which do demand an awful lot of reading, and hope you will find it diverting. We aim to publish once every two weeks, but sometimes the flesh is weak even as the spirit is willing.
We believe that networking is the best way for almost all SMEs to obtain clients. It enables businesses to build a strong set of business relationships which mutually deliver referrals. So we’re delighted that Kay has been appointed host of the NRG lunch in Bristol.
NRG offers the best events in which to grow one’s network. Kay says: “I have always got a lot out of my networking through NRG, so I am very excited about my new role as host. I intend to do all I can to ensure the members get the most out of their membership and enjoy the experience as much as I have. I’m particularly looking forward to welcoming new members.”
Simultaneously, the venue has moved to Berwick Lodge (near Cribbs Causeway) which offers an excellent light lunch in elegant surroundings.
offer: To celebrate Kay’s new role, NRG is offering readers of this newsletter, who aren’t already members, £5 off a lunch at Berwick Lodge.
Just go to here (to book 15 April) or here (to book 20 May) and enter the promotion code NRGKMCM
99% of relationship problems happen in the last five minutes, apparently. This revolutionary product helps disputing couples resolve their differences. (duration 3 mins)
We’re delighted to report that Business Link has announced that their Leadership and Management Development scheme is to extend to the end of 2010. This funds small businesses of five or more people with £500 – plus a further £500 if the business matches it – to cover business coaching in these subjects. This means our focussed four-month programme, addressing the major subjects in leadership and management, for which we charge £1600, can be obtained for a mere £600. Please contact us for more details (all prices plus VAT).
Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose-garden
Human kind cannot bear much reality.
In this TED talk, Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren’t more compassionate more of the time. The talk is cleverly wrapped up at the very end. (duration 13 mins)
If I ever moved back to a city, it could well be Vancouver. I remember going up the observation tower. This is cunningly positioned so that, when you get to the top, you are presented with the same cityscape you have watched recede under your feet as the lift ascended. You have to walk halfway around a circle – and then you’re suddenly confronted with a mountain range – so close it could be in the city (at 1:35 in the video) – and, as you take in the view, you see how the forest literally sweeps down into the city and how the city is almost surrounded by water. (duration 5 mins)
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it
Maybe, that should read It is the mark of an emotionally intelligent mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it
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If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 4 march 2015 . image: Free images