Misunderstanding Excellence: relating the parts to the whole

a plastic model of a dugong and packs of playing cards on a large wooden meeting table

My day job is with the University of Oxford, working in the administration. Two recent developments have shone a light on what in retrospect, is a fundamental truth about organisations that should have been obvious to me long since: The excellence of an organisation is not dependent on the excellence of its parts. There are … Continue reading Misunderstanding Excellence: relating the parts to the whole

An Open Access Manifesto for Training the Body

Every body is different; every body has different needs; every person has different desires, aspirations, and potential for their body; Whatever those needs, aspirations, desires, and potentials are the means to train the body to attain them should be freely available to all.Societies should do everything possible to ensure every form of exercise available to … Continue reading An Open Access Manifesto for Training the Body

Going Forward by Going Back: My First Press Up at 49

This is something I talked about recently. I've been giving a lot of thought to why it is that I reach sticking points I just can't get past, and one tactic I've decided to try this year is to take a step right back and begin again from the start with some of the things … Continue reading Going Forward by Going Back: My First Press Up at 49