Posts Tagged: 'life'

Mr Average

The UK press uses the term Mondeo Man, and lately Milton Keynes Man to describe Mr Average. This fantastic video, found by my lovely wife, suggests they are wrong; who’d have thought.

Work Life Balance

Whilst rummaging through my Instapaper queue for some lunchtime reading I found this video. I was struck by this comment: thousands of people… working long hard hours, at jobs they hate, to buy things they don’t need, to impress people they don’t like OK so this is perhaps a little overly dramatic, but it’s not Continue Reading

I Love The Smell Of Fail In The Morning

Well that didn’t last long. Just two days into my self imposed Twitter exile I instinctively tweeted upon news of the updated MacBook Pros; only to realise a few moments later that Twitter was off limits. In interweb parlance I am full of “FAIL”. What I found in my few Twitter free days was that Continue Reading


I should really be getting to bed but thought I’d post this first.

The Facts of Life

You’re born, you take shit. You get out in the world, you take more shit. You climb a little higher, you take less shit. Till one day you’re up in the rarefied atmosphere and you’ve forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake son. — Eddie Temple

Suspended Espresso

I’ve just discovered a wonderful tradition; the caffè sospeso, or suspended espresso. In Naples when a customer is particularly happy with their espresso they will pay for two; the second being the suspended espresso. Then when somebody who is homeless, or down on their luck comes to the cafe they can ask if there are any Continue Reading

Why Do you Answer the Phone?

Seth Godin has another great post on his blog today entitled How to Answer the Phone in which he states: The only reason to answer the phone when a customer calls is to make the customer happy. He goes on to say If you’re not doing this or you are unable to do this, do Continue Reading


My friend Simon Collison recently shared the wonderful eulogy he wrote about his Father who passed away earlier this year. Inspired by this I thought I’d share with you the short passage I wrote for my Nana’s funeral last year. Much of it will probably mean little to you as it was of course quite Continue Reading

Introverts and Extraverts

Whilst perusing Delicious earlier today I came across a really interesting post Introverts and Extraverts : Can’t We Just Get Along which in turn led me to another post by the same author The Introverts Strike Back. I agree with the author’s basic premise that an introvert cannot or at least is very unlikely to become and extravert Continue Reading