Hinohara’s Perspective on Life

At the age of 97 years, Shigeaki Hinohara is one of the world’s longest-serving physicians and educators. Hinohara’s magic touch is legendary: Since 1941 he has been healing patients at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo and teaching at St. Luke’s College of Nursing. After World War II, he envisioned a world-class hospital and college […]

On the Red, Blue, Green notebooks

This week’s learning draws inspiration from ‘Success Principles’ by Jack Canfield – Jack Canfield once attended a seminar on ‘Happiness‘ . As soon as he entered the room, he noticed red, blue and green notebooks on the tables. He went to his assigned seat and found a red notebook. There was a problem though. He […]

Where Competition is Useful

I’d brought this up in my Leadership is Overrated – Part II and thought I would explain further. If perspective is the most valuable commodity on the planet, competition helps greatly in keeping this commodity. In essence, let’s take a simple situation. John works for a small 100 person company. He is one of few […]

Leadership is Overrated – Part II

Continued from Leadership is Overrated – Part I Before I begin the next phase of my leadership rant, I will recommend a great book. This book is called ‘First, break all the rules‘ by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman. ‘First, break all the rules’ analyzes what great leaders do. This is backed up by close […]

The Noise from the Bad Stuff

There’s a distinct Eckhart Tolle influence on my posts these days thanks to listening to Stillness Speaks for 15 min as I waft off to sleep every night. The wonderful thing about the book is that I have read it many many times (it is my default book when I have difficulty falling off to […]

Leadership is Overrated – Part I

Firstly, here is a popular video I posted ages ago. I think what’s most remarkable is it’s simplicity. (Only the first 3 minutes and 10 seconds) Let’s remember the lessons again – 1. Firstly, if you are the type standing alone – nurture your first few followers as equals so it is more about he […]