The smartest person in the room

During a discussion a few weeks back with a client, I was asked by the Managing Director what I read and where I go to learn. I’ve never been asked that question so directly, but proceeded to name the publications, websites, blogs, newsletters and articles I read as well as the people I follow.I try and read as much as possible, but we all know that there’s not always time.

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You are probably wrong about everything

A few weeks ago, on LinkedIn, I pointed to an article from The Guardian that suggested that “You are probably wrong about everything”. Bobby Duffy makes the case that what you think you know, and what the facts really are, often do not match up. Then I started reading David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. It’s a book about Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants and already in the first chapter, a similar theme emerged.

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Sign Painters: The Movie

I have recently had the pleasure of attending a screening of the film Sign Painters. “The movie celebrates the hand-painted sign industry in America. This documentary explores a fascinating insight into a highly specialized underground trade, emphasising an appreciation for a balance between art and commerce.”

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