Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Thought for the week

"The real voyage of discovery begins not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." French writer Marcel Proust (1871-1922)

How you get 'new eyes' is a really important journey otherwise you might end up with the wrong ones or end up with an even worse pair. Getting people 'new eyes' in this context is a big part of what I do day to day - albeit E-Business changing rather than life changing. And even if it is only a glimpse through someone else's eyes the impact this can have is always amazing.

Monday, 30 August 2010

Mountain Biking Fame

I ride mountain bikes occassionally and sometimes I ruin the chances of a team in the odd endurance race. I was therefore suprised to see a picture of me in the August issue of Mountain Bike Rider (MBR) - page 100.

Here it is (I'm the rider on the far left):

Well okay, it's not exactly mountain biker fame so here is a close up of the top of my head (as I look down to work out how I clip in to my pedals):

I'm still not sure how I spotted me in this picture - it's a bit worrying actually. Even worse I'm posting it on my blog - despite the sarcasm I'm still showing off really.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Thought for the week

"The person who says it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it." Chinese proverb

Friday, 20 August 2010

History of the Internet

An old one [2009] but still worth reminding ourselves of the past 50 years once in a while. Rather than think 'wow we have come so far' I often look back and think in E-business terms we are still moving relatively slowly and the opportunity to meet customer needs (not even to exceed them) is still massive.

Thought for the week

"The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their way." Anonymous

Monday, 2 August 2010

Thought for the week

"The really happy person is the one who can enjoy the scenery, even when they have to take a detour." Sir James Hopwood Jeans (1877-1946)