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The Art of Brilliance blog

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

A rather large happiness thought

Posted: 19 Jul 17 by Andy C

What would you do if you had three minutes to live?

Something even bigger than happiness

Posted: 10 Jul 17 by Mike

On an ‘Art of Being Brilliant’ workshop I pose a rhetorical question to the participants ‘we’re living life fast, but are we living it well?'

National Kissing Day, July 6th

Posted: 06 Jul 17 by Andy C

Here’s a basic introduction to the most important science you’ve never heard of:

Philematology, the study of kissing

Giving in to giving up

Posted: 16 Jun 17 by Andy C

A sign that you’ve mastered the science of personal development is reflected in the art of giving up. I’ve learned to become quite a good giver-upper.

Ordinary magic

Posted: 30 May 17 by Andy C

Resilience applies to hearts and minds as well as bones and skin.

The parable of the locksmith

Posted: 16 May 17 by Andy C

Dan had completed his apprenticeship as a locksmith. But ‘fully trained’ doesn’t mean he was quick. Dan was the new boy, so he’d turn up at a job, keen as mustard, but would fumble.

Suicide is painless

Posted: 16 Apr 17 by Andy C

This just in from Paddy Cordell, our man in Belfast... Deep breath. Here we go.

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%?