Category: Personal

  • YYZ and air Canada – reinforcing my negative feelings

    It’s rare, even for my very cynical self, to have so many negative things to say in such a short period of time about an airport and airline. I am writing this in terminal 1 of toronto’s pearson airport. Not from the lounge. More on that in a minute. Now, I fly a lot. In […]

  • Betting it all on Red… is Apple the investment of a lifetime?

    For those of you who don’t follow the stock market you may not know that in the last 6 months Apple’s share price has gone from $380 to £610. That is 60%. If you (or I) had invested more just 6 months ago you’d be doing pretty well. For every 10k you’d have 16k now. […]

  • Professional Darwinism

    One problem people of my personality type have is this love of starting things and an inability to finish them. Start new projects, blogs, businesses… anything. I am very guilty of this, as a quick google will confirm. But recently there have been a lot of upheavels in my life and this has brought this […]

  • Forget Halloween – here comes NaNoWriMo!

    For thousands of people tonight is not about the terror of Halloween… it is about the terror that tomorrow NaNoWriMo starts. For those of you too lazy to click the link, let me tell you a little about NaNoWriMo. This bizarre words stands for ‘National Novel Writing Month’. The national is not really applicable as […]

  • Person as Icon: Goodbye, Steve Jobs

    Millions of words will be written about Steve Jobs today. The fact that a large portion of those will be written on devices that sprang from his imagination is fitting tribute enough. From my first Macintosh, back in the 80s, to my news MacBook Air, I’ve been a fan of the company and its products. […]

  • 7 steps to a pleasing personality

    I said before how I am reading (well, listening actually) to Napoleon Hill’s seminal ‘Laws of Success’. The book truly is amazing. Right now I am on the chapter about developing a pleasing personality. So, to remember the seven steps to doing this I am going to write a sarcastic blog posting, which, while it […]

  • Napoleon Hill and the 17 principles of success

    I am listening to the amazing audio book version of the update revision to this timeless masterpiece. True, it clocks in at around 20 hours, but it is time well worth spent (and you can’t / shouldn’t listen to too much at a time, you should let it percolate). If you don’t know who Napoleon […]

  • So much going on… so little blogging

    I have been horribly remiss at this blog. Not that anyone cares, but, it seems hard for me to keep this going. Despite my busy life – work is insanely busy… recession, what recession? – and my various personal pursuits I just can’t keep it going. Some would say ‘who cares’. Or ‘why bother’. Both […]