Jerry Durrell

Gerry Durrell on my mind

    “In his second year, Leo decided, after mature reflection, that it was a lion’s duty to roar. He was not awfully sure how to go about it, so he would retire to quiet corners of his cage and practice softly to himself, for...

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Leadership lessons from Le Tour de France

  {Source: www.letour.fr}   As I was watching the Tour de France team time trials earlier today, I kept thinking the stage offered great lessons for any business leader. Here’s my business interpretation of the Tour de France rules for the team time trials (scroll...

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Woody Allen and I

Woody Allen and I go a few years back. He may not be quite aware of it but we’ve shared memorable European  experiences. It all started with Vicky Christina Barcelona. I saw it around the anniversary of a trip to Spain I had taken a couple...

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The brewing thoughts of an amateur beer-lover (part I)

Being a beer connoisseur has long gone mainstream. Just like I do with wine, I tend to be completely satisfied with just loving it, without having to know all that much about it. After all, I hail from generations of vintners, who tended our small...

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Bilingual and vocal

“In a language we understand, we have replaced opacity of sound by transparency of idea” ~Marcel Proust     A few months ago, I wrote a guest blog post for EURO RSCG’s blog. The staffs of EURO RSCG were kind enough to have the post...

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The Good, the Bad and the Interesting

  Imagine a world full of people who never cut each other off in traffic, never engage in improper relationships that involve [Cuban?] cigars, and never advise the penniless and hungry to eat gourmet pastries. Now, imagine yourself perfectly bored. If you eat carrots every...

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The faces of my morning run

The first minutes of my morning run are always tender and uncertain as I find my pace and assess if this will be a day I’ll by running effortlessly or not so much. The answer to this question determines how I think of the faces...

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