Book Review – Oliver Burkeman’s “Four Thousand Weeks”

“Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals” by Oliver Burkeman offers a refreshing perspective on time management, challenging the relentless pursuit of productivity that dominates modern life. Burkeman begins with a sobering reminder: if we live to about 80, we… Continue reading

The trouble with Fish!

In 1998, Stephen Lundin, Harry Paul, and John Christensen, two filmmakers and a motivational speaker published a book, Fish!, based on a film that they had made about the fish sellers in Seattle’s “Pike Place Fish Market”. It is a… Continue reading

Book Review: “Coaching Understood – A pragmatic inquiry into the coaching process” by Elaine Cox

Coaching Understood – A pragmatic inquiry into the coaching process Elaine Cox Sage 2013 ISBN 978-0-85702-826-6 £24.99 Coaching is an extraordinarily diverse field. Aside from the technical coaching environment, epitomised by sports coaches and personal trainers, it ranges from individuals… Continue reading

It’s all a question of attitude – a tribute to Zig Ziglar

One of a generation of motivational speakers, Zig Ziglar, died last week at the age of 86. When I began to perform myself in the late 1980s, it was often tapes by Ziglar that I would listen to as I… Continue reading

The Beauty of Diagrams – The Vitruvian Man – Art, Architecture, Anatomy combined mathematically

If you haven’t already seen it, you might like to watch the BBC documentary series, The Beauty of Diagrams. The first episode is on the drawing “The Vitruvian Man” by Leonardo da Vinci. It’s available on iplayer until 10pm on… Continue reading