I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here four and a half years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world, but now I am preparing to head back to the UK where I will be retraining as a designer.
This blog used to just be for opinionated rambling. Now it is for updates as I pay forward people's support for my attempts to retrain with random acts of kindness... and indulge in opinionated rambling.
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Category Archives: Good Management
*they’d better be pretty bloody talented though! Look! A new blog post! Crickey, that’s been a while then… The last 9 months has been a real whirlwind roller-coaster (is that possible?). It contained some of the lowest lows of my … Continue reading
Kraft are moving a few key Cadbury jobs to Switzerland so as to avoid paying the UK treasury £60 million in corporation taxes, which is exactly what they did last year with Kraft’s own UK management, so it should have come as no … Continue reading
I’m fairly realistic about humans and the things they do, on the whole. I don’t expect much from society and I am seldom disappointed. I try and keep abreast of the latest developments in human selfishness and depravity as, in … Continue reading
A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I would shortly be writing a review of Bob Sutton’s new book Good Boss, Bad Boss. Well, the book arrived, I read it and here’s the review: Robert I. Sutton, PhD is … Continue reading
As my more regular readers will be aware, I am a long-standing fan of Bob Sutton’s wisdom on all things management. I have a strong interest in being a good manager (someday) and I find his advice is often more … Continue reading
I often refer to Bob Sutton’s management blog as it is a frequent source of wisdom. Today is no exception, the only difference being one of his commenters also came up with a saying I rather like. Will Lichtig: “The … Continue reading
I was taken by this cartoon from Bob Sutton. It says it all really.
It is well known amongst psychologists that human beings are inordinately and irrationally fond of their own ideas, even after they have been roundly disproved. It’s at its most ugly in global warming and other debates where denialists are to … Continue reading
As promised, my thoughts on personal branding 2.0: Personal branding has been around for a decade now. Briefly, it is the idea that you are your own brand and, if you pay attention to the impression you are giving at … Continue reading