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Anybody who’s ever participated seriously in an endurance sport such as running or cycling has probably experienced “hitting the wall”. It’s a term that’s commonly used to describe the devastating feelings of fatigue and confusion that can occur in the final stages of a race.

Lately, I’ve started noticing a trend with Twitter that can be likened to “hitting the wall”. A point at which a user feels confused, or even disillusioned with it’s value. At this stage their volume of Tweets decreases, often going days without sending any at all. They stop following anybody new, and nobody follows them back in return. Many people who hit the “Twitter wall” slowly disappear from the platform altogether.
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Brand (You)

For any fellow Apprentice fans, you will no doubt remember the infamous Stuart Baggs gracing our screens during series 6 of the award-winning TV show back in autumn 2010.

Baggs entertained viewers with a blend of relentless enthusiasm and humourous remarks, but above all a referral to himself as a “brand”. He was constantly ridiculed by Lord Sugar for this self-styled reference, and was completely shot down by Sugar’s sidekick Claude Littner during the interview round.
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Babies Names

I’m now at an age where many of my friends are having children. How quickly times change. It wasn’t that long ago when they were getting in at 3AM; now they are getting up at 3AM to change nappies!

Some of my friends have always had names in their head for what to call their kids. Whereas, others ponder for hours over baby naming books, choosing something which sounds just right.

What is actually in a name, and does it really matter what you call your newborn? What’s better – a name that stands out, or one that fits in? Fitting in is expected – it’s non disruptive. Take Andrew Smith for example, a nice normal name. It doesn’t offend, but merely blends quietly into the background.
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Curriculum What?

Some of the best people I’ve hired over the years have been a result of recommendation and referral. I’ve very rarely used recruitment agencies.

With Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and a whole bunch of community websites out there, is the day of the CV slowly dying out? I can’t remember the last time I had a CV, or even needed one for that matter. Every single company I’m now involved with approached me either through my network or through social media.

Real talent helps a company grow, to stand-out. I’m willing to bet the people you really need to in your business don’t have a CV. What they do have is a strong on-line brand and a well connected network.