FAILURE, THE GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY

Early in my professional training I realised that YOU LEARN MORE FROM FAILURE THAN FROM SUCCESS. And I only learned that by failing. What could I possibly mean? Isn’t Success the be-all-and-end-all? Not always. A failure in an examination or selection process is maybe showing you your limits: indicating the level at which you are […]

Learning Music: what benefits?

Re-reading an ABRSM article from last year (“Libretto” magazine 2015:2) I saw this topic and would like to incorporate its points and add my own. Not every family will be able to offer children the chance to learn to play an instrument, and not every school will be able to do so effectively. In fact, […]

Investor vs. Developer

Back in 2003, invited by telephone to attend a seminar about “reducing your tax”, we wondered what to expect. What we got was a slick PowerPoint presentation highlighting statistics to which the audience murmured agreement, making the final solution the more attractive: real estate investment for those a decade or so away from retirement. Investors […]

Getting it DONE — Part Two

It was Henry Ford who said “You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.” Not all of us act on our intentions — we do some things happily, but with regard to others we procrastinate. Years ago at church or motivational meetings it became the habit to issue people with a […]