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University applications for...

The BBC have been running a story this morning that University applications in the UK are down by 9%. It comes across as something we should be worried about. I think we should be delighted. It’s great news if we want to kick start out economy. Let’s get those young brains with fresh ideas creating […]

I met a man on the internet...

Don’t worry – it’s not quite how it sounds. I’m not joining those newspaper headlines about Facebook fuelling divorce. However, I am meeting some very interesting people on-line – and then meeting up in the “real world”. I had breakfast with one of them this morning. Rob Geraghty is an entrepreneur – involved in many […]

Farming NOT Hunting –...

When setting out on this Personal Network journey – I was surprised to find that there was very little about networking stacked on the bountiful business bookshelves of the US or UK. The two publications I did find were “Networking like a Pro” by Dr. Ivan Misner and “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi. Being […]

Personal Networks, Soloware...

I’ve recently discovered the blog of Christopher C. Penn. He’s an excellent writer on many business topics – and an expert in email marketing and social media. Digging through his past blog posts – I found an interesting visualisation of Personal Networks and their interaction with employees and the company they work for. Christoper says:- […]

Are the People you REALLY w...

One of my personal projects is being Chairman of a charity – the Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust. it’s a start up non-profit – which gets children involved in sport and lets youngsters explore the countryside. It’s a small venture – but we’ve gathered some excellent supporters, including some heavy-hitting, influential Trustees from the world of […]