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14 Sep

What an encounter with a rhinoceros taught me about followership

“Keep close, no, keep really close behind me – ok now climb up the rock and do it quickly!” shouted my South African safari guide in a low tone. Finding myself lying half way up a large boulder, I finally dare to look up! With my heart beating out a veritable rhythm in my chest I eventually pluck up enough courage to look at the rhinoceros which is no more than 8 feet away! And slowly, as the pounding in my heart begins to subside, I start to marvel at the amazing experience I am having. What an awesome sight…..

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14 Sep

The Liquorice Allsorts Approach to Selling

I’m in the supermarket in the sweets aisle, hand out stretched to pick up a bag of liquorice allsorts, what is going through my mind? “Shall I buy chocolate, no, that is too fattening”….or “I fancy something sweet to eat when I am watching the movie tonight”….or “I could make the kids an ice cream treat”….or “I had wine gums last week, I think I will try something different”….”I wonder whether per kilogram it is better value to buy the family pack or the standard pack”….or ….? The good salesperson knows that people buy the same thing for lots of…..

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14 Sep

How many pickled onions is too many?

I had brought a jar of pickled onions on impulse at my local farm shop. I hadn’t had them for ages and there they were just sitting on the counter waiting for me to buy them. And I had some wonderful black bomber cheddar in the fridge which I knew they would complement beautifully. As I finished the 5th pickled onion I found myself thinking – “I wonder how many pickled onion is too many to eat in one go?” Which leads me to pondering – how do we know when something is too much? Or indeed not enough? What…..

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8 May

I want what you have

“You have got to come and see this” I call to my husband.  “Your cat – Astro is definitely his cat – has managed to ensconce himself in the cat basket.” Nothing too remarkable about that I hear you say.  Well it tweaked my fancy as the cat basket had been sitting on some boxes in the utility room for about 5 years and had never been used by either of our cats. When we were “adopted” by our friend’s cat “Brother”, he decided to use the cat basket. He snores gently in it most of the day and all…..

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8 May

In an Instant

In an instant we can fall in love, buy a new shirt and salivate at the smell of our favourite dish. We live in a world of instant gratification, snapchat and superfast broadband speeds.  We want everything now and, with interest free credit and buy-now-pay-later schemes, in many instances, we can have it now. And yet is this really how we human beings work (best)?  Is it really love at first sight? Or a compulsive urge to purchase that new shirt? Or some trigger in our nervous system that has us salivate at a smell? What actually happens in that…..

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8 May

Awesomeness on Demand

“OMG – this is amazing – I am soooooo excited – wow – look at us – we are awesome!!”  I shout. For the non-horsey amongst you I am absolutely sure you would perceive this to be a gross overreaction to 8 strides of an exquisite medium trot – in fact you probably don’t know what medium trot is – as opposed to any other kind of trot, and thinking about it, do you even know what a trot looks like compared to a walk or a canter?                        …..

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