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Oh that did me good this evening. There are many times in the UK we play that particular game in meetings. I also dislike Blue Sky Thinking, Bigger Picture and over here Silo is one of the most over used words.
2 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Supercilious Corpspeak Terms
HI Brain I loved thermodynamic. Happy New Year by the way. I have changed my name to Richards over the New Year.
2 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Thrilling “T” Trademarks of Great Leaders
Thank you so much for your comments, glad you enjoyed reading it.
2 years, 9 months ago on 12 Most Fringe Reasons to Visit Edinburgh
@Bill Horniak In Madrid?
2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Magical Reasons to Visit Madrid
@hensel Was there anything else you think shoudl be mentioned? 12 is not enough to do many cities justice and of course this is a personal take on the city.
2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Chilled Out Reasons to Visit Amsterdam
@Rudy1981 Why did you move away? There are so many great Fringe shows it can be hard to choose from them. I saw Eddie Izzard years ago & still remember his great stand up.
2 years, 10 months ago on 12 Most Fringe Reasons to Visit Edinburgh
@dbvickery Thank you so much honoured that you love my travel posts. :)
@AmyMccTobin Hi Amy sorry for my late reply. Yes you are quite right #13RoseStreet is fab!
Great post although I might also put stop meetings altogether! :)
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Ingenious Ways to Transform Meetings into Super Productive Tools
@dbvickery Blimey it sounds mega glamorous put that way "travel lifestyle". I guess that at one point I was working in a European context and that helped and the fact that my parents were keen travellers too. My most abiding memory of Berlin is the biggest and best bed I have ever slept in! Dinner at the Reichstag is a very close second.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Wunderbar Reasons to Visit Berlin
@dbvickery Your daughters are lucky to have you. I hope they enjoyed their trips!
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Chic Reasons to Love Paris
@sharongreenthal For a day? No wonder you cried! Next time stay a few weeks, enjoy, relax and let us know what you got up to. Thanks for reading.
Great, and not what I expected which was even better! I always ask three questions, what is the purpose, whats the value and what is it? Only when those are answered should we move ahead in business.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Powerful Words in Business
Some of my journeys driving pass in a blur because my head is busy with other stuff. I find that scary and wonder what would happen if I something required my immediate attention on the road! Having said that I find driving the best place for great ideas and know many who do too. I hate the train because it gives me motion sickness so cannot read but can meditate. So was looking at these thinking that it depended on what your mode of transport was. Great blog.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Efficient Uses of Your Commuting Time
@susansilver My daughter is taking French and wants to study it at University. She hopes to spend a year in Paris so it will be a fabulous excuse to visit her.
@dbvickery @kfvickery Spain is an amazing country and the people are fabulous. I love Andalusia and there are some incredible cities to discover off the beaten track. I dont speak Spanish which is annoying but my youngest does.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Architectural Reasons To Visit Barcelona
Agree, waves from across the pond and feel we are only a few doors apart. I love this community and the writing is like having access to the best book in the world. For someone like me with the attention span of a gnat the variety is part of the charm.
2 years, 11 months ago on 12 Most Satisfying Reasons I Write for 12Most .com
Sobbed my heart out as I read this. Totally wonderful way to say goodbye though and fabulous that you were with her. I did laugh at the Marti songs though as my kids think I am mad singing to Tilly who is curled up under my desk as I write this. I have had a few years without a dog in my life and whilst I have always had cats I agree that it is not the same at all. Sending positive vibes your way.
2 years, 11 months ago on A Boy And (The Loss Of) His Dog
@DixieLil my 12 year old was inspired by the food and flamenco when she went! I suspect your kids had the party of their lives!
2 years, 12 months ago on 12 Most Architectural Reasons To Visit Barcelona
Great post and very timely as I set about writing a book with an American friend made on twitter! We are using skype and email. :)
3 years ago on “Death Of Distance” – Social Media and Collaboration
@dbvickery No problem!
3 years ago on 12 Most Emerald Reasons to Visit Dublin, Ireland
Fabulous! Of course coming from the UK I do think this is an outsiders view but nonetheless important to see how we are viewed. I did agree with most of it and particularly liked India and twitter.
3 years ago on 12 Most Striking Comparisons of Technology Companies to Countries
@deleted_2698155_BruceSallan1 I would love to. Unfortunately it is 2-3am in the UK then! :( Most of the great twitter chats are simply too late if I want to function the next day.
3 years ago on 12 Most Loving Ways to Spark Creativity in your Child
Great post. I guess my top three are reading to my kids (we read Harry Potter on holiday every year, so on a beach in Corfu, a villa in Spain and by a pool in Italy), art galleries with kids are very special too and lastly music. I have been twice to Glastonbury with mine and I can recommend live music in every way. Fabulous stuff! :)
Yes! Totally and utterly agree & your examples hit the nail on the head. This has become a bit of a talking point in the UK as well. :)
3 years ago on Leadership: A Legacy of Indecision?
@amberrisme You would love it Amberr and thanks for the wonderful editing!
@Steve Birkett Thanks Steve and yes there is so much in Temple Bar it is hard to do it justice. I was working there with a guy who had won a comedy award so taking him to an open mic night would have been a really good idea!
@dbvickery@kfvickery I cannot like Murray however hard I try. Love Nadal forever though.
3 years ago on 12 Most Royal Reasons I Love London and Why You Should Too!
@dbvickery@kfvickery Wimbledon is fabulous. I saw the Ladies final when Stefi Graf and Martina were playing, what a game! So excited about the Olympics it's not true. I was living in Manchester when the Commonwealth Games came there and it really energised the city (we used to hang out the office windows to glimpse the beautiful athletes going past).
@Peg Fitzpatrick No problem Peg and thanks for suggesting it.
@WineEveryday Thank you and enjoy London! There are so many things to do in the City that it is hard to think about which is best. I could do hundreds of posts on it to be honest. :)
@AmyMccTobin Thank you Amy. I have friends in Somerset and that is some of the best cider I have ever drunk straight from the tree so to speak.
Thanks for this. I have just decided not to renew my gym membership at the moment but instead have a dog so taking long hikes. I do like exercise for all the reasons you put forward but prefer the great outdoors (even if it rains all the time here).
3 years ago on 12 Most Motivating Reasons To Work Out
Great post and totally agree. :)
3 years ago on People before Profit
Thanks for this, really interesting. Suddenly people are talking about Pinterest but how is it different from Tumblr?
3 years ago on 12 Most Beneficial Ways for Brands to Use #Pinterest
Its the weekend and this is the post I chose to read. I love de cluttering but some of your points made me feel shamed into doing something which is always a good thing. I would add odd socks which are the bane of my life. Even when I have moved house and thought an up side would be to find the missing partners of all my kids socks it hasnt happened so I am being ruthless and throwing them out instead of collecting them in a bag and sorting them all the time. :)
3 years ago on 12 Most Time-Saving Tips for Getting and Staying Organized
Great post here. Mostly it boils down to get out there and get on with it I guess. Like you I rarely use business cards because pointing someone in the direction of blogs, twitter and others means you can take time to really build a relationship and they will see what you think and feel.
3 years ago on 12 Most Crushing Ways Your Competition Beats You at Networking
@dbvickery Absolutely! Some of the ticket sales have been weird with over subscription but I am hopeful it will be a fabulous games.
3 years ago on 12 Most Interesting Topics of the Week from Great Britain
@Steve Birkett Thanks for the comments Steve. I take it you are a Brit abroad? I think Harry will still be offered the job to be honest. I love the link to the Tempest that the Olympics has made because it is intellectual and interesting but not sure if crowds will get it. You are absolutely right about the web being essential for business but not just as a static page it is about building that online relationship as well as face to face. Thanks again.
3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Interesting Topics of the Week from Great Britain
I laughed a lot when I read this Margie and agree entirely. Frankly there are a number of terms which are complete and utter BS and this is one of them. Its not just about wielding power it is as though someone needs to be led by people who think and that is novel. Well it's not. If you are in a situation which requires leadership and you cant think you are sunk. You cant separate thought from action either because as a thought its useless until and unless someone actually does something.
3 years, 1 month ago on I hate the term “thought leader”
Love this Mike and like Amy I love purging. I would add one more which is set yourself to learn something new this year. This year is my year to learn more about quantum physics and I am now ready to start with my new book How to teach Quantum Physics to your dog. I am not spiritual at all so I guess I am substituting learning for that! :)
3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Helpful Ways to Beat the Post Holiday Blues
@margieclayman Ah thank you Margie it means a lot to hear you say so. :)
3 years, 1 month ago on 12 Most Interesting Topics From The UK For 2011
Yes! Agree wholeheartedly but my issue is an ongoing injury which makes me put stuff off when I shouldnt. I am hoping the New Year sees me fired up for better things and with physio and perhaps injections into the tendon the issue gets resolved.
3 years, 2 months ago on Thoughts 4 Friday – Fit Body Fit Mind
Ah thank you. I did have a great Christmas quiet and gentle this year. I agree about the vicar and what a way to thank loyal service just before Christmas!
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Interesting Topics From The UK
Love this post. I often bemoan the lack of fun these days especially in healthcare. I thought the idea of volunteer gift wrapping at work was genius!
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Cheerful Acts to Spread Good Will at Work
Jeannie, I agree with it all but would add one more thing and that is get your kids not to see things/people as fearful. It worries me that as we get more wary so do our kids and their innocence can be lost. My kids have secrets these days because they are teens but that is ok I think as they get older and start to push away from home they need a space where I am not there but I trust their grounding and know they will make the best decisions for them. Great thought provoking stuff though.
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most Proactive Tips for Protecting our Kids
Loved this Fred. In the UK we often get calendars from our suppliers which have a large picture but a very small tear off calendar attached with logos to the side of the picture. They are useless because there is no space for anyone to write anything let alone events! I quite like the pens :blush:
3 years, 2 months ago on 12 Most “What?” Holiday Business Gifts
@PersonalInjurySolicitor And to you as well.
@dbvickery I agree unemployment is a nightmare and bad for the economy too. I am not sure there is such a thing as a balanced budget when it comes to macro economics. Merry Christmas to you too. :)
@AmyMccTobin They rest the fields for the cows every so many years and 2012 is one of them. It will return in 2013.