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Seeking authenticity, weighing up autonomy, hoping for atonement

There was a point late in Barack Obama’s book Dreams from my Father where he lost my admiration and raised doubts in my mind about his authenticity. Suddenly, the impressive, logical, impassioned, dedicated, truthful, heart-felt, intelligent and undoubtedly courageous journey of his life took a turn that seemed completely out of character, and didn’t appear […]

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2 Don’t talk to me about creativity, I’ve got a business to run

When times are hard and money is tight, I hear this often. The belt-tightening process seems to automatically result in ditching the creative. It’s ironic, because when anyone starts a new business, it surely springs from a creative inspiration. So, why is it that the very thing that inspired the whole thing is seen as […]

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Blog, blog, blah, blah – bland, bland?

These days, every time I have to think, rather than just sitting down and brainstorming, my automatic port of call is the internet – that wonderful repository of tidbits, advice, checklists, gizmos, inspirational quotes, secrets revealed, magic answers, attractive distractions and so on. I don’t even think about it. I am hard-wired and programmed to grab the mouse and start clicking.

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1 A call for papers – what’s stopping us?

This is my answer in response to this post by Aainaaa-Ridtz ArRashid’s note on Facebook. See: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/note.php?note_id=31561277239&ref=nf Wonderful idea! However, why do I have a sinking feeling when I read your proposal? You have twenty people on this note at the moment, so you could get at least twenty very intelligent, clever and passionate ideas, […]

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