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As part of my ongoing voyage of discovery in visual art, I stumbled upon photography. I started with camera phone images on my phone, tried to play around with filters, until I realise that the camera captures the same reality that our eyes see, in other words they are...

What do writers do when they find themselves knee-deep in a writer's block funk? The answer is everything and anything but writing. And so I have been in such a funk since the turn of the new year. But, luckily for me, my other vocation - art - is rather cathartic.  So...

The post is about how we can (should) take responsibility for everything that happens in our lives. Everything.

We have all read countless articles on how to get rich, how to think like rich people, what it takes to be successful in all manner and shape and form. At one point it all starts to feel like gibberish. There is an over-supply of self-help books, autobiographies and me...

Marketing, advertising or selling? Are they the same thing? Is one more important than the other? Do the distinctions really matter? The answer is No, No, and No.  The differences between marketing, advertising and selling can be subtle and academic, but the overlaps a...

Simply put, the human brain struggles to compare apples and oranges. Our brains are not wired to work that way. This inherent weakness is an advantage if you are trying to sell products or services.  It’s a phenomenon known as the Decoy Principle. In essence, the princ...

The Scenario

Suppose you own or manage a burger takeaway. It costs £2 to make each burger, and you sell them for £4.

One day, an unusually busy Saturday afternoon, there is a minor problem with an order for a customer. Outside, the queue is getting longer and the custome...

Besides the obvious – sex and violence sell – what business lessons can Game of Thrones (GOT) teach us? The simple answer is probably – nothing new. But the show does a great job to remind us a lot about success and survival in the seven-kingdoms-like wilderness that i...

I have seen numerous videos and posts on social media, touting the usual “Rich v Poor” differences. While such videos and articles, I have no doubt, are intended to motivate (and bait clicks, increase traffic and engagement etcetera) rather than denigrate, they, unfort...

Over the last couple of years, I have been active on the entrepreneurship scene in London and Birmingham, attending various networking events and workshops (there are plenty of those around). Although I have met with many incredibly bright and talented people, I have a...

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