I’ve been going to Dave’s in Morpeth to get my hair cut ever since I moved to the town. That was nearly thirty years ago. Dave reminded me that I was one of his first customers when he had his first shop on the main road North. He’s seen me go from black to grey … Continue reading Disloyalty card
At the start of last year I decided to publish a list of resolutions. This is something that I don’t normally do but I felt it would be good to keep them fresh in my sights. So how did I do? Here is my 2018 list: Publish my second book ‘Paradigms Lost’. It’s out there … Continue reading Happy New Year 2019
The first blog I ever wrote was on 1 January 2012, some seven years ago. Since then I have written just under fifteen hundred pieces and since the middle of that first month have had at least one person read my blog every day. I try not to worry about the numbers, some days they … Continue reading My last blog of the year 2018
Thinking about ethics does your head in, or at least it does mine. I bought a download of ‘A Short History of Ethics’ by Tim Dalgleish, to try and get a better understanding of the subject and listen to it in the car but miles can pass by without me being any the wiser. The … Continue reading What is ethics anyway?
I like this time of year, Christmas, Winter Festival or Festivus, take your preference, yet it is the best of times and it is the worst of times. It is the one time in the year where people, in the main, seem to put their grievances aside and there is a general outpouring of goodwill … Continue reading Seasons greetings
We all know it really, it is dissatisfaction that sells. The quenched don’t buy drink, the satiated don’t buy food and once you have everything you need then all that is left is stuff that you don’t. Of course, most of us have passed the point of having met our basic needs a long time … Continue reading Dissatisfaction sells
‘We never use the phrase Corporate Social Responsibility, or the initials CSR at Ringtons.’ said Richard from the Newcastle based tea and beverages company. ‘It sounds too much like a crime. Instead we focus on our business doing good things in the community.’ I was at Muckle LLP for a breakfast event as part of … Continue reading Corporate Social Responsibility