Exploring the Enneagram

It seems that some ideas just resonate with people, regardless of their origin. Sometimes a concept just makes intuitive sense, just feels right, and you can invest in it without a huge amount of data. I think part of the reason that Carl Jung is still such an...

The passage from India

As you may know, I recently returned from an extremely productive trip to India. It was an incredibly inspiring, eye-opening, and at some points bewildering experience! Within hours of arrival I was being filmed for the DOOR Training and Consultancy conference, where...

Radio Blues

I came so close to buying a DAB radio. I went in to Halfords to buy a new aerial for the van, and I suddenly thought that while I was there it might finally be time to upgrade the stereo in the old thing. I saw the DABs in the shop and immediately decided: that’s what...

In search of simplicity

There’s a great scene in Back to the Future (one of my favourite films) where you see the machine Doc Brown has constructed to feed his dog Einstein. It’s ludicrously, preposterously complicated. Such machines have a name: Rube Goldberg machines, after the American...

Wonderful spam? The evolution of junk email

If it seems like there’s a little more room to breathe around the Inspire blog it’s because I’ve just finished disposing of a hefty can of spam. I trawled through the older blog posts and filters and ended up obliterating nearly 3000 items of electronic junk-mail. I...