December, 2018 Archive

Cycling and Perspective

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Fifteen months ago I moved closer to central London. As part of the new location I was able to subscribe to the Santander Bike Rental scheme (aka Boris Bikes, given Boris Johnson...

Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg

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My Rating of “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg: 8 / 10 This was another book that has been on my “to-read” bookshelf for quite sometime. I must admit I finally...

The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande

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My Rating of “The Checklist Manifesto” by Abul Gawande: 6 / 10 The Checklist Manifesto has been on my “to read” bookshelf for far too long. It was...

Every Day is Extra by John Kerry

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My Rating of “Every Day is Extra” by John Kerry: 9 / 10 It is quite funny after finishing this book to realise that the title “Every Day is Extra” is a...

Becoming by Michelle Obama

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My Rating of “Becoming” by Michelle Obama: 10 / 10 Earlier this year I read Peter Slevin’s book on Michelle Obama. This book was published just prior to the end...

Public Speaking and riding a bicycle

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What does riding a bike have to do with public speaking?...

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

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My Rating of “I Am Pilgrim” by Terry Hayes: 10 / 10 This past twelve months has seen my intake of fiction rise dramatically. Of all the fiction I have read so far this...

It’s the little things ….

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I have traveled through Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam’s main airport) many times this year. A stop to the toilet before boarding a plane is typically part of my routine. What...

Call Me Ted by Ted Turner

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My Rating of “Call Me Ted” by Ted Turner: 7 / 10 “Call Me Ted” was a random find on Audible.com. I knew of Ted Turner as the man who started the Turner...

What does your salad look like?

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I’m a big fan of a salad. It is a healthy way to get energy and nutrients into my system without feeling heavy and lethargic. Most of the time I make and eat these at home....