World Values Day, October 18, was a busy day for me this year. I started at the Socitm North conference in Darlington, spent some time with a potential infrastructure provider and ended up at the Dynamites 18 awards dinner in Newcastle. Before then I attended the latest North East Initiative on Business Ethics event at … Continue reading World values day
The world according to me
I used to think of myself as a liberal, of the bleeding heart kind until I read ‘Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind’, or rather listened to the audio book by Yuval Noah Harari. What made me stop and think, figuratively rather than literally as I was driving at the time, was that liberalism included … Continue reading The world according to me
Atlas Shrugged again
I got to the end of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. It is a great book and has made me think long and hard about my values and my thoughts on the way the world works. To make its point the book, at times, is a little simplistic. All books have to be. It is … Continue reading Atlas Shrugged again
The scale of morality
Fifty years ago Martin Luther King gave his most famous speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington in front of a crowd of 250,000 civil rights activists. It contained the memorable line ‘I have a dream’. For me King is one of humanities true greats. He fought for what he believed in. … Continue reading The scale of morality
Hasn’t he done well?
We were sitting in a small group, a break out from the main session that we had been attending. I forget what it was about but probably some developmental workshop in a place that I cannot recall. We were chatting away, each of us trying to pick the correct moment to interject and put our … Continue reading Hasn’t he done well?