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Welcome to our random musings. If Carlsberg could write blogs...

Happiness and rocket-science

Posted: 15 Mar 17 by Darrell

Darell Woodman explains why he'll never, ever, ever, ever do a PhD! Ever!

Being a good ancestor

Posted: 28 Feb 17 by Andy C

I’ve been reading James Kerr’s fabulous book, ‘Legacy’ about the all-conquering All-Backs. Kerr’s introduced me to the southern African word, ‘Ubuntu’: ‘What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.’

Giving 120%

Posted: 15 Feb 17 by Andy C

Is it possible to give more than 100%?

Making a song and dance about life

Posted: 03 Feb 17 by Andy C

The principles of positive psychology are simple, but not always easy. And of course, for true authenticity, we don’t just talk about them, we live them.

How to flourish in a crazy world

Posted: 25 Jan 17 by Andy C

Unless you’re incredibly enlightened, you have been fooled into thinking that the measly 4,000 weeks average lifespan statistic is a hindrance.

Why I love paying tax

Posted: 11 Jan 17 by Andy C

Andy Cope loves paying tax. Yes, really!

A sparkling 2017?

Posted: 31 Dec 16 by Andy C

Art of Being Brilliant delegate follows our weird knicker advice. Here's what happened...

Get lucky in 2017

Posted: 26 Dec 16 by Andy C

Advice for an adventure-filled 2017 from Stephen Asbury, our health, safety and environment expert.

Good tidings of hoo-ga and joy

Posted: 11 Dec 16 by Andy C

Here’s a happiness strategy for anyone of any age, and yes, it is rather ‘fashionable’.

My greatest moment

Posted: 30 Nov 16 by Andy C

The backstory to my greatest ever moment. August 1976. I was nine. In an era before Wi-Fi, when kids had to make their own entertainment, me and my mates spent the entire summer holidays swimming in the river Trent (yes, really), and practising holding our breath.