Kick or Cuddle?

Reading through the 30DC questions, some write in for a kick and others for a cuddle.  I am always happy to supply either – or both! Let’s talk about cuddling first. I trained once (and briefly) to teach shorthand. I love Pitman shorthand, it is gorgeous and beautiful in every way and I used to be able to take dictation at 120 words a minute, way back in the Seventies. I regret I have lost this skill. I do still use the odd bit now and again, but I am so rusty its quicker to write in longhand. I like […]

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Too Nice Or Too Nasty To Be Successful In Business?

A friend sent me an email which said I was too nice. Those weren’t the exact words, but that was the message. And then I read in the papers that a couple of the athletes had been exhibiting behaviour which some have decided is too nasty. Actually the precise quote was this: “…what it showed was that for these athletes, it’s not just the taking part that counts. The Paralympics, like all sport, is ultimately about “hard bastards trying to win stuff”. Ooh, that’s quite in yer face, isn’t it? Is either opinion true, I wonder? Am I too nice? Are […]

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