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Phil Boas
How can a man fail to finish a fortnight of blogging without a comment on the worlds’ number one golfer? Obviously I cannot. But it is not really the golf thing on which I want to comment. How can people think about what Tiger has accomplished in sport and his life in a balanced way? […]
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Phil Boas
How could I finish this fortnight as a guest blogger without tackling the two juiciest issues of the week. So for the first: The world engaging in a climate change binge. Why am I being so cynical? Well what are we 6 climbing to 7 or 8 billion people, well even to me that’s a […]
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Phil Boas
I wondered today if I was alone in a futile search for the opportunity to make up my own mind about where to park my car. I was in a part of town where there were less than half a dozen cars in the street but the signs said No Standing. I happen to know […]
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Phil Boas
I was assailed at the airport the other day with a diabolically difficult choice, Dunkin Doughnuts, Crispy Creams, the ones that sit in the coffee shop casements looking a bit dry and unloved or those strange little dry ones that someone is making for you whist you wait and that they dip in very tantalising […]
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Phil Boas
About once a day I make the fundamental error of either turning on the radio and hearing a news broadcast or watching the news on TV. Big mistake. I usually feel, either I have tuned in to an advert for something, by someone who has something to flog, but no necessary brand name, or I […]
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Phil Boas
For years I have seriously and semi systematically read the right books, the ones everyone recommends, the ones with really great messages, or good concepts or models I could use. Not the ones from the book clubs or the reading groups, not the ones with the glossy covers on the bookstands or at the front […]
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Phil Boas
For my sins ‘ what a perfectly stupid phrase’ I am an involved in executive education. Once we ran workshops that lasted for 3 months residential, then we ran 1 month residential, now we run 3, 5 days or sometimes, rarely one or two weeks, but mostly 3 or 5 days. On a nostalgic day […]
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Phil Boas
Sometimes I find myself climbing on board a aircraft and looking at the seating, I can see and then feel the excruciating discomfort of being treated like a relatively insignificant product, my comfort of no real concern for the airline, my quality of travel experience a figment of their marketing department spin. I cannot help […]
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Phil Boas
As your guest blogger I am indulging my various prejudices and idiosyncratic concerns. Today its problem solving incompetence! Seems to me that there is a lot of this sort of incompetence around and maybe someone should sound off about it to reduce his level of generic angst. When The City of Melbourne issues permits to […]
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