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    Welcome to my Blog!

    Writing is how I relax from everyday stresses and pressures of life. I find it very therapeutic and energising. Very often, the value of the writing activity is the activity itself, rather than the output. Most of what I write therefore, gets quietly pushed aside, buried under a mound of paper, filed in an electronic folder forever...
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    Boredom in the Boardroom

    Not long ago, boardrooms up and down the corporate landscape were filled with fusty, grey and all but retired gentlemen who were “kicked upstairs” to the hallowed oak-paneled rooms as a reward for career achievements or gratitude for past favours…

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    Airports Without Passengers

    Without wishing to be elitist about these things, I have a question: whatever happened to exclusive airport business lounges these days? There was a time when these little oases of civility and sobriety were a sanctuary from the noise, hustle…

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    7 Deadly Sins of Electronic Mail

    Like the universal truism that everyone thinks they have more “common sense” than others, everyone complains of receiving too many useless emails. This is excluding all the junk email and “Dear Friend, can I trust you with my illegally acquired…

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    Check Out This Check-In

    Here is a question to those who travel a fair bit and whenever possible they check in online: Why do we bother to check in on line? I am sure the answer is likely to be: “to save time”, or…

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    The Plan is Nothing!

    I believe it was General Eisenhower who once said: “The Plan is Nothing, Planning is Everything”. What he meant by that, I believe, is that in any worthy and complex endeavour such as war, business or major projects, you must…

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    Travel Blog

    The Last Missing Village Idiot

    The last missing village idiot happens to be our illustrious double barrel named Member of Parliament (MP) who is voted for by the residents of the area we have lived in for over 25 years. In addition to theoretically help…

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    Missing Village Idiots II

    Although, the letter informed us that we could appeal against the visa refusal, they did not say how to appeal or where to appeal.  After a few attempts, we finally found out an email address where we could lodge our…

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    Missing Village Idiots

    A few villages in the UK are wondering what’s become of their local idiots.  These drooling, mumbling, good-for-nothing morons are missing from the pubs, streets and Central Squares of their little hamlets.  I think I found out where they are….

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    To Malaysia with Love

    I am posting this short missive as a contrast to three fairly long blogs I am posting in the next few days to let off some steam. Earlier this year, I had reason to travel to Malaysia and our company…

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