119.  Set sail with emotional intelligence at work

6 september 2016 / On this day in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed from the Canary islands, his final port of call before crossing the Atlantic ocean for the first time.
And, on this day in 1620, the ‘Pilgrim fathers’ sailed from Plymouth on the Mayflower to settle in north America.

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Quotations on travel
A wise traveller never despises his own country.
Carlo Goldoni, 1707-1793, Italian playwright . Pamela

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet . The road not taken

We travel together, passengers on a little spaceship, dependent on its vulnerable reserves of air and soil;   all committed, for our safety, to its security and peace;   preserved from annihilation only by the care, the work and the love we give our fragile craft.
Adlai Stevenson,  1900-1965, American politician

Ten ways Westminster gets it wrong on business and the economy
This series of short think-pieces comes from an unlikely source:  the British Chambers of Commerce’s desire to tell it like it is (it says here). Each article is based on the fact that the prevailing view we encounter in the ‘Westminster bubble’ often bears no resemblance whatsoever to what businesses are experiencing on the ground. 

More than anything else, this is an exercise in myth-busting, they say, on behalf of the many business people out there who struggle to link pronouncements from Westminster with conditions in the real world.

The sun
Carl Nielsen’s Helios overture.
"Silence and darkness, The sun rises with a joyous song of praise, It wanders its golden way and sinks quietly into the sea." 
All in in nine minutes or so.  Anything with this much writing for the French horns must be good.
Niklas Willén conducts the South Jutland Symphony Orchestra

What we learn before we're born
Annie Murphy Paul talks through new research that shows how much we learn in the womb — from the lilt of our native language to our soon-to-be-favourite foods. [16:39]

I tried a mediaeval diet and I didn't get that drunk
The Regimen sanitatus salernum was the middle ages’ most famous health manual. How does it hold up?  Sarah Laskow investigates.

Six basic reasons why software projects do badly
My latest blog.  Just keeping my hand in.
(I don't know what the picture means either.)

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