Chapter 2: I get by with a little help from my friends!

As preparation for this book, over the last 50 years, I have been collecting and collating over 100 sayings/quotations/comments about what “friendship” means to different people.  Some famous, some not so famous.  Some favourites, some not. Many will make you smile, some will make you cry. Here they are “in no particular order” (as Phillip [...]

Chapter1: Let’s be honest, coming second is called losing

We make no apologies for adapting this line both from Leeds United’s Billy Bremner’s footballing autobiography, “You get nowt for being second”, and from David Keane’s excellent book, “How not to come second”, on the do’s and don’ts of pitching for new business. It’s a wake up call for us all and a reality check [...]

About this book

I have added content to the “About this book” section, which appears above the heading. Preface: You can’t be everybody’s friend™ How to build a better business/better relationships/a better team by understanding your culture/cultural fit Researched and compiled by John Ardern It’s said that “everyone has a book inside them”. This is mine! The idea [...]

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At last, this WordPress site is up-and-and running! Those of you who read this, please reply so that we can check if it’s working. Does it have spell check? Uncle John