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The 80/20 Principle – The Star Principle

The 80/20 Principle – The Star Principle

What will make you successful? What will make you rich? Preposterous as it sounds, there is a magic formula. There is a way to get several times more money and fun out of a business. #Podcast Listen to the podcast here  

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TIME TO REVIVE THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS?

TIME TO REVIVE THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS?

John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World to That Which is to Come was published in 1678 and is considered one of the greatest works of English literature – possibly it was the first novel ever written.  The Slough of Despond, into which the hero Christian falls early in the text, has passed into our general culture, and having lived near Slough in my adolescence, I can never forget...

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The 80/20 Principle – The Route To Success

The 80/20 Principle – The Route To Success

The decisions you make are better made by yourself than by allowing someone else to make them for you. #Podcast Listen to the podcast here  

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BE HUMAN – BE UNPREDICTABLE

BE HUMAN – BE UNPREDICTABLE

“Most of us throw our embryo-hood away.  As we get older, we become set in our ways, fixed in our nature.  Watching my parents and other people as they entered their fifties and sixties, they became less interested in new ways, more and more convinced of the rightness of their opinions and worldviews. Indeed, that was the way I thought it had to be, until I reached twenty.  During the summer of...

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FACTFULNESS, MODERNITY, & ENTERPRISE

FACTFULNESS, MODERNITY, & ENTERPRISE

Chimpanzees greatly outperform our well-educated elites in their knowledge of important world trends.  So says – indeed, so proves – the late Swedish doctor and researcher Hans Rosling in his excellent book Factfulness. Both the general public and the elites get the answers to his questions badly wrong, and often the more highly-placed the respondents, the worse they do. The book turns received...

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