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Never before have I had such an overwhelming – and consistent – response to a survey request.
Was the current news output affecting our national psyche I asked?It was prompted by friends and clients all asking the same questions… "Why don’t we ever hear good news?Why don’t we hear about the kids or companies who are doing great things?The media isn’t reporting the news so much as creating a self-fulfilling, negative prophecy"
Journalists responded by saying â€œWe’re only giving people what they want.Good news doesn’t sell.Only the sentimental want to hear good things." Read more…
My friend Ian Morris is a former Regional Chairman of the CBI and current incumbent of the office of Chairman of BFPA.He is a lovely man with many fine qualities but I have to be honest and say I wouldn’t have immediately twinned him with Barack Obama â€“ or Stuart Rose – on many levels.
… ..keep on going!Regular readers will already know that I do have my favourites, whether they be clients, subjects or events.
The Start Ups Awards in London is an event that combines them all.My client hires some of the most professional people in the AV sector (www.pspav.com) who manage to create a sense of calm and capable professionalism that immediately makes me exhale with relief as soon as I walk in the room.
The client (www.crimsonpublishing.co.uk) is something else.Self made, determined, committed… ..and charming!From Chairman David Lester who never fails to understand what his business is â€“ people and their potential â€“ to Editor in Chief Jonathan Carter â€“ who is getting increasingly daring in his apparel, this year sporting a look that hinted at him being something of a Superman personality; ‘Clark Kent on the outside â€“ muscular manliness in lycra underneath’. Of course, quite how big his ‘S’ is, is anybody’s guess!
What a challenge:- create a group Forum for people who thrive as individuals.
Newcastle – home to the worlds first train, The Rocket, was built in this great northern city in 1823 in the worlds first train factory. It also became the first street in the world to be illuminated by Electric Light when Mosley Street burst out of the night-time darkness in 1881.
Its hard to believe, but I actually get paid to wear beautiful frocks, share afew laughs and spend some precious hours in the company of some of the highest achieving people in the country. It’s a tough life isn’t it?
The 2008 Insider Dealmakers Awards for the North East saw an embarrassment of talent competing for each of the 12 Awards up for grabs.Excellence was standard in each and all of the categories, whether individual or company. So too was a constant flow of champagne.
Mark Twain may have said ‘Golf is a good walk spoiled’? and indeed, it might well be true for those who actually want to play the game, but for the rest of us, who want to enjoy the surroundings, that sounds like a recommendation rather than a warning.
To those of you who are reading this in an overheated office, this might not help. Last week, I went to work at St Andrews Golf Course in err… St Andrews Scotland.
For those of us who have daughters and still believe that the parents of the bride should pay for everything when they finally decide to share their hormones with another, this event was seriously bad news. It was THE most perfect wedding ever. And probably cost the GDP of a small African country.
We all make resolutions. Well, some of us do. This was mine at the start of 2008….
I promise to do my duty under guide law and the watchful eyes of my Bank Manager. I will not be led astray by the tap, tap, tapping of the latest Jimmy Choos as they beckon me seductively from their shop window.
I will teach myself to love Clarkes instead. (But I will always love you Jimmy. Oh traitor am I!)
I will expand my list of emergency provisions to include sensible things like tins of peas and ham, in addition to the 27 bars of Lindt chocolate, 14 packs of jaffa cakes, 12 packs of jelly babies and 16 bags of Thorntons chocolate biscuits which I have already secured. Actually, I seem to remember having a dull night in November so a stock inventory now suggests there is just 1 lonely jelly baby with no friends whatsoever. Oops sorry no. He seems to have been eaten as well. Burp!