19 May

What I’ve learnt in the first year of running my business

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain Belgrave Street has been trading for one year. And […]

24 March

Leadership is over-glorified

  Seth Godin talks about leaders creating and developing tribes in his book of the same name. Seth says: Leaders have followers, managers have employees. Managers make widgets, and leaders make change. A recent blog on HBR lamented the number of leadership courses on MBA programs. It asked if all these leaders where being produced, who was […]

3 February

Five books that challenged and inspired me in 2013

  I have always been a prolific reader of fiction. But it wasn’t until my own career change two years ago, that I started to really enjoy non-fiction. If I am honest, I’d say I read the management books de jour out of a sense of obligation – that was what a good consultant did. […]

23 August

For the love of Jobs!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away and eating your carrots will help you. Now it’s 2013, there are surely some sayings reflecting our technical era. I had a good laugh reading through the wonderfully amusing DoghouseDiaries list of sayings for the tech generation. I thought I’d share it here. My favourite is “Phish me once, […]