Stephen Chapman

The second incarnation of my blog

The post 6 o’clock dance

As I type this, I’m on my way back from London on an uncomfortably packed and warm train with many dejected looking people.  Luckily I haven’t had to commute for … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 17th June 2016

Running up that hill Just a few years ago, I started running to keep fit.  I now aim to run 3 times a week, possibly 4 if it’s not raining.  This is … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 1st June 2016

Email anxiety One personal discipline I am aiming to achieve is control over emails. There are plenty of techniques about filtering emails and keeping an ordered inbox and I have yet … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 24th May 2016

Something different: The 2 minute approach I’ve found this in various forms on the ‘net and I’ve added it to my daily working “rules”… The basic idea is you apply … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

SD 16th May 2016

Stop the press! There’s an easy fix that I guarantee* will make you feel a little better about yourself and the world around you, for as long as you want. … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

SD 11th May 2016

Something different: I’m trying some new approaches at work.  The first will start every day…   Do the hard things first Whenever you can, schedule and do all the horrible jobs … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to ruin a Dolly Parton song

I have been considering writing an article about mentors and how I never had one.  It was to be a sulky piece about missing out on the opportunity to gain … Continue reading

April 27, 2016 · 1 Comment

Briser la routine

Facebook has introduced a feature that reminds users what they did on a particular day on previous years.  It can throw up nice memories, though it can be a little depressing with my internal … Continue reading

April 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shades of blurrrghhk

A few weeks ago, I walked through a part of London I don’t know well as I strolled from the Standard Life offices in The Gherkin to Clerkenwell.  For those … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

How do you start your morning?

I found this on one of my favourite websites and although I don’t follow the “rules”, I think these are things to aspire to:

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Flying high

I was in Edinburgh on Thursday for work and it was a beautiful day in the city. I took these two photos from the (always) cramped Easyjet flight.  The first … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

From the Gherkin

It was a misty day in London today. Here is the view from the 34th floor of 30 St Mary Axe at about 10am.

January 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

30 Second Speech by Bryan Dyson – Former CEO of Coca-Cola

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – Work, Family, Health, Friends and Spirit and you’re keeping all … Continue reading

January 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

This week I have been…

Tired… and full of a cold. Coming back from Germany, we were both exhausted on Tuesday and developed colds as the week went on. My Twitter poem on the topic was: … Continue reading

December 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

The route to the Gherkin

Today I’m in London…

October 24, 2013 · Leave a comment


I have been in Edinburgh for a couple of days and yesterday was sat in a windowless room all day at Murrayfield Stadium.  Although a (mostly) deserted stadium is a … Continue reading

September 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Business bullshit

Have any of these phrases made it to your place of work yet?! I’ll cascade this down to my team so we can synthesize about it when our bandwidth is … Continue reading

September 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

Edinburgh this morning

August 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

London today

July 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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