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"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."
-Bob Dylan

WHAT I AM MADE OF

A long time ago – in a galaxy far, far away I was showing an old boss (and my first real mentor) the CVs of some candidates we were recruiting, and he said…

“Of course we need to know what they have DONE – but I am much more interested in WHO THEY ARE”.

So, for those of you interested in the former – here is my bio and LinkedIn profile.

For those of you interested in the latter – here is the output of a fascinating experiment I did a year or so ago with one of my mentors. I asked 27 people who had known me and worked with me for more than five years to fill out a survey on me.

"Courage is resistance to fear; mastery of fear - not absence of fear"
-Mark Twain

EMPTY NEST

After bringing up my two adorable (now 'flown the nest' and 'off the payroll') children, pretty much single-handedly, for 20+ years (and none of us has needed too much therapy as a result!)...

"Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold."
-Maurice Setter

BREAKTHROUGH

I decided to write them a book with some life hacks I hoped they might find useful. I am pleased to say the book has done rather well.

BREAKTHROUGH is available on Amazon here.

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"Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell."
-Joan Crawford

QDOOZ

These days I lead a simple life.

Building QDOOZ.

QDOOZ

"Enjoy the little things because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."
-Robert Brault

IF I AM 'A' - THIS IS 'B'

After some fun roof-down road trips, walking my beloved ‘B’ (@BtheBMD on Instagram) on the beaches and in the countryside of beautiful Britain, I have recently fallen head-over-heels in love with the Isles of Scilly.

I plan to return frequently to this place that for me (and B!), is Paradise.

I have been to lots of countries in my life (60 in fact) – lived in six for more than a year - travelled the world many times on business and for pleasure – but now I want to be ‘at home’ in the UK. Reading, writing, walking, cooking, nattering with friends.

Oh – and helping millions of people ‘Shine Brighter and Share Wisdom’.

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"Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."
-John Wooden

IN 'OTHER' NEWS

When I am not working on QDOOZ – or walking ‘B’ - I have two things that help me relax - and one that doesn’t. You can guess which one doesn’t!

Fulham FC

I am a long-time supporter (too many years to count!) and season ticket holder of Fulham FC.

Ronnie Scotts

I love Jazz and Blues at Ronnie Scott's.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

I am involved with fundraising for the RPO and their community outreach programme called Resound.