Tag Archives: Skiing

Games for Boys. Games for Girls

Another ski lift story: you may remember the four year old Canadian girl who i shared a ski lift with last week. The one who could ski like a rocket? Well, if nothing else, i admired her confidence, confidence being … Continue reading

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System vs Person

“Hello mate, i’m Brett, i’ll be your server”. Brett was a couple of years younger than me, from New Zealand, and definitely hot out of training as the proudest waiter at the Italian restaurant. “i’ll have spaghetti and tomato sauce”, … Continue reading

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Canada: The Relativity of Success

I clearly looked trustworthy enough that the slightly fraught ski instructor asked me to mind one of her proteges on the lift up the mountain, which is how i found myself in deep conversation with a very sparky four year … Continue reading

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Skiing: Learning Into Action

I clearly remember when i first skied: i looked down what can only have been the most gentle of slopes, carefully thought through my training, and launched myself off, determined to snowplough with great grace in sweeping aaaaarrrrrrgggghhhh… So my … Continue reading

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Performance Enhancement: gadgets, gizmos and GoPros

Austria is not far away, but somehow the journey takes me longer than it does to get to Singapore. It’s not down to any inefficiency in the Swiss Train network, which offered a profuse apology for the one minute delay, … Continue reading

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The rebirth of knowledge: part 3 – truth

This week i’m away from work, skiing in Finland, so instead of the usual fare, i present a five part series on ‘the rebirth of knowledge’. It’s a light hearted look at how our relationship with knowledge is changing: from … Continue reading

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The rebirth of knowledge: part 2 – foundations

This week i’m away from work, skiing in Finland, so instead of the usual fare, i present a five part series on ‘the rebirth of knowledge’. It’s a light hearted look at how our relationship with knowledge is changing: from … Continue reading

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