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Off to Africa – last...

I’m off to Africa! I’m travelling as a volunteer for the charity Cricket without Boundaries (quite similar to the charity I founded/chair in the UK – Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust). I’m not sure that Uganda’s children are ready for my very limited cricketing skills – but I hope I can help. The last time I […]

The Tipping Point – M...

Now this book is a little older than my previous review (first published in 2000).  It’s a great read – not just for the insight to certain elements of Personal Networks.  If anyone wants to get a better understanding of psychology, how to be a better parent … or maybe even make significant changes in […]

My Network Value – £...

I stumbled across a fun “tool” run by Xing called “My Network Value”. If you get a chance, have a play – it takes less than 5 minutes to complete. Here is my result – and I’m over £2.5m richer than I thought I was!!! Have a play – and let’s compare results. I think […]

Souls, The Devil & Tox...

This is the first blog post at my new home of philobrien.com. Hello to former readers of the Personal Network blog – and welcome to new readers. I hope to cover a wider range of topics here. I am especially keen to comment on what is happening in the worlds of old, new and social […]

Where you live – crea...

The place you live is mostly associated with quality of environment. However, you can’t underestimate the effect it has on your ability to create. I listened in to a BBC Radio 2 interview by Chris Evans with Victoria Wood the other day. They were discussing the creative process and Wood said: “If you have no […]