Category Good advice

Do you ever over educate?

It was on Wednesday 24th July 1765 that Denis Diderot – a French philosopher, art critic and writer – wrote: “Do not over-educate is a maxim particularly suited to boys. You should abandon them a little to their natural impulses. I prefer them to be rough, thoughtless, and wilful. Let them have the sort of […]

All set for the ancient Manor Court ceremony in Bideford?

In my search for something different I came across the following:- The ancient Bideford Manor Court ceremony is an annual custom dating back to the Elizabethan age – and this year is due to take place on Saturday 25th March 2017. The Court was set up by an Elizabethan charter in 1573. It was also […]

Good thoughts on this Friday

I thought we’d have advice from some well known names this week: Oscar Wilde is recorded as saying: ‘Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes’  Lord Byron said of one person: ‘I wish he would explain his explanation.’  How many of us have experienced that situation? Another significant person – Albert Einstein – […]

Good thoughts for a Friday

Four thoughts with no name and one with a very special name: ‘The most dangerous managers are those with a vivid imagination and weak nerves.’  I remember having one just like that. ‘More wisdom is needed to profit from good advice than to give it.’ ‘The greatest motivator is being shown confidence and trust.’  I […]

Time for some more good thoughts

A thought for the week:  ‘There are always two sides to every question.  But when you see that there are three sides to the question, the – and only then – are you starting to get to grips with the problem.‘             Anon Jay Huenfeld says – ‘Most men recognise a business opportunity only when it […]