Monthly Archives: July 2014

Will It Make the Boat Go Faster?

“The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.”  ~Bruce Lee Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand yachtsman who won the Whitbread Round the World Race, the Jules Verne Trophy – setting the fastest time around the world of 74 days 22 hours 17 minutes 22 seconds – and … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Classical Music Festival . . .

The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.  ~Denis Waitley While the audience has the opportunity to enjoy a spirited evening of classical music in small medieval churches for six days, the … Continue reading

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Classical Music in the South of France

If music be the food of love, play on!  ~William Shakespeare No more “business” posts from me for a while (I can hear the cheering!). For the next two weeks I will be helping my wife run and manage the … Continue reading

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Why Culture Change is Like Cooking . . .

“I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.”  ~Julia Child I must confess, I enjoy watching cooking programs on the lifestyle channels on TV.  It really doesn’t matter if its Italian, French, British, or Cowboy … Continue reading

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Championship Tennis and Strategy Execution

Many of us here in the UK are infected with Wimbledon fever!  That magical time of year when the reigning champions face not only each other, but the rising stars of the future. Dynasties can fall and new kings and … Continue reading

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Just What is a Patriot?

        Like much of the world population, I am caught up in watching the 2014 FIFA World Cup on television. Definitely a beautiful game when played with such passion and skill for the glory of their country. And since … Continue reading

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Seeing Beyond the Horizon and Strategic Leadership

The choice between right and wrong is easy; it’s the choice between two rights that takes real courage! I left my Ph.D. degree in marine biology in the mid-70′s to pursue a career in business but to this day I am … Continue reading

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