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Be interested rather than interesting

The status quo is our enemy

When you’re with anyone … a partner, a client or a friend … be interested and not interesting. When you’re the most interesting (and smartest) person in the room, go find another room. And, when you’re in that room, go and find the most talented person and stand next to […]

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Wind the Clock

WInd the clock EB White

I know E.B. White as the co-author of my grammar bible, The Elements of Style. What I did not know was that he was a prolific essayist and author of the children’s books, Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web. And, was a letter-writer of note. In March 1973, a Mr Nadeau asked […]

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My enemy is the status quo

The status quo is our enemy

I wish I could be as articulate as Dame Vivienne Westwood, the iconic British fashion designer, on my enemy is the status quo. She put into words how at odds I am with general opinion. “My diary is a way of trying to communicate the world through my experiences. My […]

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