Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Importance of the Team (2)

I continued my conversation with Francesco de Angelis on the final day of the Rolex Capri Racing Week . Just a few of Francesco’s achievements : 5 Times World Champion , 3 Time Italian America’s Cup Skipper , Admiral’s Cup … Continue reading

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Preparation – or is it all just Luck ?

Third day of racing here in Capri and a very successful one for the 68 Foot Maxi , Alegre on which I am very lucky to be a crew member , one of 21 . During today we talked about … Continue reading

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The Importance of the Team

Still here in Capri racing onboard Alegre . Had a great chat with Francesco de Angelis over dinner last night . Francesco is racing onboard Alegre this week and is a very experienced professional sailor who has raced in many … Continue reading

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Thinking in Ink !

I’m currently on the beautiful island of Capri in the Bay of Naples . I’m taking part in the Rolex Capri Racing Week from 26th to 30th May onboard the 68 foot maxi Alegre . I’ve been fortunate to have … Continue reading

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Haven Build it Week 2010

I’m delighted to say that I’ve been accepted to take part in the next Haven “Build it Week” . This will take place between 23rd and 30th October 2010 . I have followed this great charity since it started just … Continue reading

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I Am What I Do !

Received a great reminder from my good friend Paul O’Mahony last night at Smarter Egg of a great saying – “I am what I Do ” . Not what I intend to do , not what I want to do … Continue reading

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Smarter Egg

One of the very positive things about our little slowdown is that I’ve had the chance to get involved in self-development training . I enrolled in a training course with Aodan Enright of Smarter Egg called “Break from the Pack” … Continue reading

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Which way to look ? Forwards or Backwards ?

A brief comment on a certain TV show about the aftermath of recent economic events in Ireland and elsewhere . Much of the show is about blame – yes, I do think it is worthwhile to look at what caused … Continue reading

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Do you value your time ? Really value your time ?

How much is your time worth ? It’d be good to know – only when you truly know the value of your time can you make the right decisions about how to spend your time . Most value their time … Continue reading

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Go-Getters !

A very interesting study carried out by Harvard University in 1992 ( ok , a long time ago but never more relevant than now ) which identified the 8 key qualities of successful sales people : 1. They don’t take … Continue reading

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