Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

The greatest selfie ever taken? From a Zoom-Out perspective, certainly. Also the greatest distance – you’d need a very long selfie-stick indeed to beat this…

The Blind Men And The Elephant (poem)

The Blind Men And The Elephant (poem)

This ancient parable of the blind men and an elephant is pure Zoom-Out.  There have been subtle variations of the parable over the ages. Its roots can…

William Blake as Zoomologist

William Blake as Zoomologist

To see a World in a Grain of SandAnd a Heaven in a Wild Flower,Hold Infinity in the palm of your handAnd Eternity in an…

Art as Zoom-Out

Art as Zoom-Out

Maria Popova (Brain Pickings) on art as Zoom-Out: “[Art] unsettles us awake, disrupts our deadening routines, enlarges our reservoir of hope by enlarging our perspective,…

Sandsend [poem]

Sandsend [poem]

Sandsend Oceans new beat oceans pastAcross the seas of moments lost.Walk with me in the here and nowDiscover the golden life in the cold rock.Cliffs…

Jimi Hendrix as Zoomologist

Jimi Hendrix as Zoomologist

The story of life is quickerThan the wink of an eyeThe story of love is hello and goodbyeUntil we meet again. – Jimi Hendrix, 1970

The Perfect Map

The Perfect Map

What is the single greatest source of missed opportunity, frustration, anxiety and stress? Here, we explore this through the power of storytelling. Sit back and…

Self Pity [poem]

Self Pity [poem]

Self-Pity I never saw a wild thingsorry for itself.A small bird will drop frozen dead from a boughwithout ever having felt sorry for itself. –…

Tame the “Golden-eyed monster”

Tame the “Golden-eyed monster”

As humans we are endowed with an incredible power. One that we all too often take for granted. The power itself goes unnoticed.  The power itself is…

The Doors of Perspective

The Doors of Perspective

The Doors of Perception is a philosophical essay, released as a book, by Aldous Huxley. First published in 1954, it details his experiences when taking mescaline.…

Underground Beauty

Underground Beauty

The London Underground (rail network, aka Tube) is a source of dread and daily misery. However, it’s full of beauty if you look for it.…

Dead Cactus

Dead Cactus

Metaphors help us to make sense of the world. Metaphors are also useful thinking and communication tools which we can use in business as well…

Cosmic Soup [poem]

Cosmic Soup [poem]

Cosmic Soup Cosmic soup did come from a tin,A tiny, teeny, tiny tin.And before that tin, there was no tin,No tin, no tin, nothin’. So…

Omens

Omens

This was the sight that greeted me each morning as I emerged from Waterloo Station, London, during 2016 when I was working with one client. I…

Death the ultimate Zoom-Out?

Death the ultimate Zoom-Out?

Terry Pratchet meets his Death Is death the ultimate Zoom-Out? The one that puts EVERYTHING into perspective? I don’t mean in a physical or literal…

The Wasp Sting Zoom-Out

The Wasp Sting Zoom-Out

Here in the UK summer is in the air and the buzz of wasps is often heard. In life, metaphorical “wasps” are more perennial however.…

Happiness at Work worldwide 2012

Happiness at Work worldwide 2012

These are the shocking statistics on employee engagement according to a 2012 GALLUP State of the Global Workplace report covering 142 countries: That’s a whopping 87% of people not…