Tom Dunne paid tribute to the late Leonard Cohen recently on his Newstalk show by inviting listeners to share their memories of the artistic legend. One fan recalled sneaking backstage after a concert in 2009 and, eluding security, found herself unexpectedly and suddenly face-to-face with her icon. Frozen, physically and verbally, the best she could manage [...]
A teaser A father and son were involved in a car accident in which the father was killed and the son seriously injured. The father was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and his body taken to the local morgue. The son was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and immediately wheeled into [...]
Telling fish about water Since before we can even remember, beginning with our first staggering attempts to crawl or walk, we are surrounded by evaluation of our performance. Estimates suggest that students have undertaken more than 2,500 tests or exams by the time they complete secondary education. And domestically, we all get plenty of (often unsolicited!) [...]
At a time of year when organisations are naturally taking stock, employees are being appraised, objectives are being set and business strategies reviewed, it seems that enterprise isn’t the only one on the change offensive if the US report that 67% of the work-force are actively considering a change in their career is true.
Considering a new career or major life change? Read on...
The relationship between leader and orchestra conductor returned to mind this week as the world celebrated a century since the birth of the great Leonard Bernstein. One of Bernstein’s protégés is a colleague and international associate of Flow – Itay Talgam.
When the young Henry Lehman stood on a New York dockside on a cold September morning fresh from Bavaria in 1844 he was dreaming of a new life in a new world, not the biggest economic collapse of any financial institution in history. Back then the young Henry wasn’t even a banker – he and his two brothers that followed began by opening a small store selling cloth in Montgomery, Alabama.
Today is my son’s ninth birthday. I mention that although, curiously, we are the only mammal on the planet that either counts or cares for time. Even the teddy bears chose a picnic, not a birthday party. I don’t remember much about being nine but I do remember two things clearly – The Minstrel winning the [...]
Ok so its the first day of 2018 - and if you need some help with those resolutions already, Ian McClean is all over it. White Rabbits aside, humans (curiously) are the only mammal on the planet to worry about time. We alone created the calendar. In this regard January is a peculiarly unique time of [...]