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Learning a new skill will hurt. So Much!

Yesterday I decided to learn how to dance Thriller by Michael Jackson; I used to love the singer more than anything growing up as a kid. 728 more words


Embracing Awkward Conversations and Uncomfortable Truths

A reliable indicator of the cultural health of an organisation is the extent to which staff feel able to openly admit to making mistakes and errors of judgement.  517 more words


Five books that destroy the myth of 'natural talent'

The great thing about reading non-fiction is that you often encounter a book that completely changes your outlook on life. This has happened to me many times over the years but perhaps the most dramatic and life-changing example came about seven years ago when I read Matthew Syed’s fantastic debut,  737 more words


Bounce - Matthew Syed

DATE: MAR/2017

OUTLINE: Some people are naturally talented, right?  W R O N G


Discusses the reasons for success attributions. 10,000 hour/10 year rule and that practice plus circumstance are usually the key attributes to success. 103 more words

Hedgerow Edge


Well the body of the Dorset Hedgerow (Attic 24’s Moorland Cal) Blanket is anyway – and all those pesky ends are sewn in. 136 more words


The Benefits of Repeatability

“If you don’t know what you are doing wrong, you can never know what you are doing right.” – Chen Xinhua

Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself talking at work about the benefits of repeatability and consistency.

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I have just been reading Matthew Syed’s Black Box Thinking.

Much of it was a revision of the work around patient safety and quality improvement that I have been reading for the past couple of years. 321 more words