If Macbeth is right and life is nothing but a tale of sound and fury signifying nothing – and indeed even if he’s not – then, in business as in life, to be boring is the unforgivable sin.
Proverbs are tweets from our ancestral past – messages that have so persistently proven their utility as to float above the implacable undertow of time.
Of the many and variegated attributes of sustained success, perhaps the least celebrated is the capacity to resist eating marshmallows – or to put it more conventionally, the ability to delay gratification.
When constructing a property portfolio, you will frequently be confronted with the tricky question: which asset should I acquire (or dispose) next?
Paradox is wisdom’s favourite language. So perchance, allow me to share a paradox that I’ve found to be a most reliable compass in my life and career: