by Sunil Bali, 18-11-12

Research by Dan Buettner and his team at National Geographic reveals that the happiest and most successful people enjoy 7-8 hours of social interaction per day – this is face to face time, not Facebook.

Of course you can be happy by yourself, but it would appear that we’re happiest when in the company of people we like.

The digital revolution brings enormous benefits, but when it comes to being happy and building the right business relationships, you’re better off getting away from your desk and syncing your heart not your iPhone.

Perhaps we should make this the Winter of our Disconnect?


Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out – James Conant

Many a false step was made by standing still – Anon

My chief task has been to conquer fear. I have to work at this job every single day, never letting up for a moment – Harry Houdini

Lack of time is actually lack of priorities – Tim Ferriss


Some classroom howlers …..

Q: How does a mezzo soprano differ from a soprano?
A: One has cheese on it.

Q: Give an example of a Sonata?
A: Frank Sonata

Q: What are the key features of baroque music?
A: It can’t be fixed

Q: Write 6927 in words
A: Six nine two seven

Q: A scarf costs £11 in the UK.
The same scarf costs 14 Euros in France.
The exchange rate is £1 = 1.35 Euros.
Where would it be cheaper to buy the scarf from?

A: Taking the plane fare into account, the UK.

Q: A wooden box is 80cm wide, 90cm long and 60cm deep. What is the volume of the box?
A: Very quiet unless it is dropped. Then it would be very loud.

Q: In what ways could the "first past the post" electoral system considered to be undemocratic?
A: It’s not very fair to people who can’t run very fast.

Q: What are pronouns?
A: People in favour of nouns

One for the men …..

And one for the women …..

A couple is lying in bed. The man says,
"I am going to make you the happiest woman in the world."
The woman replies, "I’ll miss you…"

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