Newsletter 52 : 20 june 2011
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Welcome to our newsletter. You’ve received it because either you requested it (extra thanks!) or Kay or Jeremy have met you on our travels.
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.
Forget not to shew love unto strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares
Adam Weymouth says there’s more to the dwindling art of hospitality than you might think.
We’ve tailored our programmes in leadership and management to take advantage of this year’s Leadership and Management Advisory Service scheme. Our programmes consist of nine 90 minute sessions which will enable you and your business to take great strides. Qualifying businesses get £1000 from the government towards one of our programmes. Do talk to Kay or Jeremy about this.
Extraordinarily, this is a wonderful photograph—by Simon Wong—not a painting.
My work is dominated by egos and I can’t fit into that culture
‘I have worked for a successful company for about four years. The problem is the culture. Many members of staff constantly shout about how busy they are, how hard they work, how great they are and so on. Another big part of the problem is the owners’ ego…’
Before you read the answers of Jeremy Bullmore and his readers, what do you think?
More quotations of the week
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
You know what the Englishman’s idea of compromise is? He says, ‘Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.
WB Yeats, Irish dramatist and poet, born 13 June 1865
A fear of being wrong handicaps many people in business and an obsession with it cripples all politicians and many journalists. In this TED talk, Kathryn Schulz hits the nail on the head by differentiating being right and needing to be right. In this TED talk, she makes the case for embracing our fallibility (and sports an interesting jacket) (dur 17:52)
All contributions welcome.
If you have been, thank you for reading.
Kay and Jeremy
Compiled by Jeremy Marchant . added 5 february 2015 . image: screen grab from video