Category: Culture

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People in the workplace – why getting it right helps…a simple view.

Many thousands (millions?) of words have been written and published about commercial success and “getting it right” in the workplace…factors that affect it, how to achieve it and so on. This is not by any means a lame attempt at a success manual, or a focus on one of those factors to explain a theory. It’s just a cautionary note regarding one of the factors that affects the delicately balanced workplace equation.

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Landmark Birthdays?

Growing up and moving into adulthood in working class UK suburbia, birthdays were mostly fun with only one or two exceptions. Parties, treats, a gift or two etc. Clearly, not everyone is that privileged, and I certainly appreciate that. When considering “landmark birthdays” however, it is both subjective and dependent upon where you live regarding what might be labelled as such.

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The “Happy Nostalgia” of rediscovered musical taste!

Memory is a funny thing isn’t it? I have an ability to recall things and recount their details (an enjoyable movie scene or who said what in a conversation for example), that a friend of mine referred to as semi-eidetic memory. However, my wife and I can pull up outside our local grocery store, she’ll ask me to go inside and grab a few things, and I’ll forget one or more of them! Similarly, nostalgia. Recalling things from times gone by very fondly…yet I don’t recall liking them at the time! Case in point – music.

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