and now for something different…

Bustle’s view on a cynical optimist… You’re that person who has genuine faith in humanity, but also wants to cut the next jerk who jumps in front of you at a subway turnstile. You want to bake humanity a cake full of rainbows and butterflies, and occasionally you want to take that same cake andContinue reading “and now for something different…”


I recently saw an article about New Year work resolutions and one section of this was about finding a new career. Amongst the advice was a suggestion that you should develop career goals and formulate an action plan. The authors then included the SMARTER system as something that could help with creating objectives. Specific           BeContinue reading “Smarter?”

It’s up to you

If we want the world to be a better place, we need YOU to stand up: Never forget your why, Talk with passion and inspire others, Be brave enough to take risks, Stand up for what you believe in, Your actions should prove your words, Let your values guide all you do, Celebrate your successes!Continue reading “It’s up to you”

Hi, I’m David and I’m a shallow thinker

I was going to post the meme below at some stage with a brief statement in support of the quiet ones. As a self-confessed introvert, I have been a little noisy of late about the strength of the silent ones. It’s time we recognised that volume does not always equate to value. Memes are greatContinue reading “Hi, I’m David and I’m a shallow thinker”

We want, no we NEED YOU

Don’t be selfish – share your purpose, your ideas and your random thoughts. The world needs to hear them. Too often deep thinkers sit back and allow the noisy thinkers to take center stage. Loud and passionate people should be heard – but so should those who quietly ponder life’s complexities and come up withContinue reading “We want, no we NEED YOU”

I have a cunning plan

My goal is “A world where business and purpose collide”. Basically, this means a world where we have thriving communities supported by thriving businesses. This is an optimistic goal, and one where the cynic says hang-on, I can’t change the world. This is true, but my cunning plan is to help other people change theContinue reading “I have a cunning plan”

The introverts are fighting back…

A couple of weeks ago I posted about networking for introverts. Yesterday I noticed this great post on another platform “I reckon someone should offer workshops which cater for introverts. No group exercises. No role-playing. Maybe just some reading and an online form we can submit anonymously? I love learning new things but can’t standContinue reading “The introverts are fighting back…”