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The Three Motivators

The Three Motivators

A while ago I wrote a post on deep work, that seemed to go down well. So, I thought I’d try another slightly off topic thought. Like deep work, it’s not my idea, just something I find really helpful and you might too. It’s about motivation, the sources of your motivation and recognising if your...
The value of deep work is your only real value

The value of deep work is your only real value

There is eternal battle that I fight every single day of my working life. It’s by no means exclusive to strategists and planners in advertising but I think that it affects us more than many. And it’s the battle to engage in deep work. Proper, meaningful, in flow, immersed work that delivers the thing we...
Singing eats strategy for breakfast

Singing eats strategy for breakfast

This post has an intent, something that I advise that you do immediately you have read it. And that is to join a choir. And to join a choir particularly if you can’t sing or rather tell yourself that you can’t sing. Now you may be thinking, what the fuck has that got to do...
Twelve lives in twelve months, a reading challenge

Twelve lives in twelve months, a reading challenge

Getrude Bell, 1868 – 1926. In the main, the posts I write for adliterate are not at all personal. They contain my opinions by the score but not much of me. I have always liked that, I guess it’s been part of the mystique of the online persona I built nearly 15 years ago. For...
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