I came across the notion of ‘casuistry’ this week for the first time. It was in an excellent podcast by Malcolm Gladwell who started off the discussion by firstly looking at a case of a famous baseball player in the United States who was fond to have used prohibited substances to continue his career. Without… Continue reading Casuistry-descending into the particulars
If nobody reads this blog I still win. Don’t get me wrong: I would love to have hundreds, nay, thousands of readers showing up everyday to read what I write. But if they don’t, if nobody shows, I am not bothered or embarrassed. Because what I am looking to do by writing here every day… Continue reading If Nobody Reads This Blog
It was 1987 or 1988 when I met him. He went on to become one of the most successful and high-profile figures in Irish business for the next quarter of a century, or thereabouts. And his success has always puzzled and annoyed me. Because my gut feeling, from my observation and conversation on a Saturday… Continue reading Success-Is It Luck, Genius, Hard Work, Serendipity?