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Be more pigeon

Some days you don't feel like showing up. Even when you are not trying to change the world, the effort needed to get the everyday things done can feel overwhelming. It happens to all of us, and when it does, it can be worth looking at approaching things from a...

Doing More With Less

With all the change happening in the world, some things haven't changed. What won't change, ever, is that choosing be in the hospitality business is choosing to be in the experience business. You can have delicious drinks and world class food (if you can find a chef)...

How to have better conversations

It was a challenging week of challenging conversations for me. It prompted me to revisit a list I wrote while watching the TED talk given by Celeste Headlee, she posits that we have lost the balance between listening and talking and it certainly helped me today - her...
What role are you playing now?

What role are you playing now?

The BBC reported last week that of the top 50 companies in the UK, most are reporting that they are not planning on bringing workers back to the office full time. To state the obvious, Covid has been a massive catalyst for change for many of us, as our homes...

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Future me is awesome.

Future me is awesome.

Future me is awesome. Future me says medium instead of large. Future Me gets his weekly blog post done on time. Future me is a hero. I am yet to meet Future Me so in the meantime, Present Me needs a plan. Past Me promised his business partner Aoife his weekly blog...

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Predictably unpredictable.

Predictably unpredictable.

They weren't predicting this. Those of our clients who have been able to open are surpassing all expectations. "Never thought we could do numbers like that" said one customer as they bolted past pre Covid trading records with their insides missing. Predictably...

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How to develop resilience?

How to develop resilience?

There is nothing like a global pandemic to underscore the notion that things don't always pan out the way you'd hoped. A word that has been thrown around a lot in response is "resilience" - the capacity to recover quickly from difficulty or to spring back into shape. ...

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The day has FINALLY arrived!

The day has FINALLY arrived!

It's doors open time, well, the ones to the patio anyway! I have been speaking to friends recently about the prospect of meeting up (together, in a bar, with others) and there is a bit of a 'first day at high school' feel about it all. No small amount of excitement, a...

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Barmetrix emerges as Ruckus.

Barmetrix emerges as Ruckus.

We entered the pandemic named Barmetrix and we are emerging as Ruckus. As tempting as it is to say our name change came as a result of intense reflection over the last year, the truth is that the first lockdown announcement and our intended launch date collided. As...

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