People talk of ‘change’, but what does it really mean? In the past, the knowledge and experience of ‘the old’ was the best instruction for ‘the young’.

Posted by Richard Sauerman Sunday, February 23, 2014 10:48 pm

It used to be the custom that Japanese parents gave young people who were about to be married a ‘pillow book’. This was a small volume of wood-block prints, showing all the details of sexual intercourse. It spared parents the embarrassment of having to explain ‘the facts of life’ face-to-face.

Posted by Richard Sauerman Monday, February 17, 2014 12:56 am

We’re forever chasing the dream. Nirvana. Perfection. Happiness. That place that lies over the hill, just out of sight, but [somehow] still in view.

Posted by Richard Sauerman Tuesday, January 28, 2014 12:50 am

When it comes to attracting, keeping, and making teams out of talented people, money alone won’t do it. Talented people want to be part of something that they can believe in; something that confers meaning on their work and on their lives; something that involves a vision. The kind of vision that offers people a chance to do work that makes a difference.

Posted by Richard Sauerman Sunday, January 19, 2014 10:57 pm

Talk is cheap. Which is why most companies these days have a written and documented Vision, Mission, and set of Values that is not lived and breathed by its people. Most company Vision, Mission and Values sit on a plague in reception, lie on the company website, and appear in the annual report. And that’s […]

Posted by Richard Sauerman Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:42 am