Tag Archives | responsibility

Why I Stopped Blogging For Six Months

To the 10 of you who noticed I’d stopped blogging, thank you! To the 10,990 rest of you – yes, I stopped. Many months ago now. Why? Here’s the answer. And you won’t like it.

My 88 year old mother broke her shoulder earlier this year. This threw me into a crisis… suddenly having to fit in (lovingly and willingly) to my already packed weeks 15-20 hours of extra hands on ‘care’. Something had to give. And, frankly, that was you. Why? Because I followed this wonderful idea.

A Critical Business “Must Do” – Share It At Your Peril

There was a disaster on the mountain K2 a few years back, where a large number of climbers were killed. A survivor outlined his perception of what caused the tragedy. It was a simple truth that lives every day in our business lives, and beyond. It’s not for sharing. You absolutely HAVE to do it alone. Here it is.

Several groups of climbers, of various nationalities, had ended up at the same point at the same time on the climb to the summit of K2, one of the highest peaks in the world. Huddled together that night, they agreed to continue the last stage to the top as one group. They split up and shared the responsibilities amongst the teams. That sealed their fate. The next day, a series of simple mountaineering sacrosanct rules were broken, and many climbers plunged to their deaths.

What went wrong? Simply this: