There is a tendency for the film versions of popular and successful books to be disappointing. The Harry Potter series, The Time Traveller’s Wife and One Day all come to [...]
After gaining a degree in Business Studies and IT, Chris Pickard started work for a large organisation, in the areas of web development and E-Commerce. A few years later he moved into Business Consultancy, working across the organisation in a variety of roles from project management to departmental reviews. Outside of work at this time he gained an MBA qualification from Kent Business School. After gaining further promotions to senior project management in charge of several E-Commerce teams, he resigned to take a career break. He spent a year travelling the world - including China, Egypt, Mexico, Kenya, Tanzania, USA and Australia - and funded his travel through personal trading and investing. After having many life changing experiences, he decided not to return to the company and now he's in the process of setting up his own company - My Guru - to explore a multitude of business ideas.
Ben Franklin once said: “Nothing is certain except for death and taxes.” I would amend that quote to add at the end: ‘….and that people will try to avoid them both’ Before I start this discussion I’m going to leap into a comment: Tax avoidance may be immoral or at best ethically suspect but it [...]
‘There’s no point in closing the stable door after the horse has bolted!’ I hear some of you shout incredulously. Well let me put it another way for you in a form of a question: Would you let your 12 year old child sit down in the living room and let them watch hardcore porn [...]
Today I want to discuss a topic that’s never really in the public consciousness much, if at all. So I wanted to bring this little talked about subject into people’s mind to open it up for debate and give it the consideration it deserves. I want to talk about gay marriage…………………..what? there’s already a multitude [...]
The answer of course is never as simple as a yes or a no! The question comprises of a highly convoluted set of circumstances and factors that some bright academic one day might use to write his doctorate. You’ll know who he is by the one who everyone will be avoiding sitting next to at [...]
This is the question many people deliberate over each year when deciding upon what to do for their holiday. Is relaxing by the beach ‘a waste of time’ compared with exploring a new country? “Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.” - Elizabeth Drew I think she’s obviously had a bad experience [...]