The people I meet who are the most successful are unquestionably passionate about their topic. Chartered Accountant Stuart Jones is one such. In a post about a recent seminar he'd attended, Stuart says:
"One thing I shall never understand is why seminars like this are put on by people who have never been in business and more than likely never will be otherwise they would have done it by now."
The seminar was a joint effort by Barclays Bank and CREA. Barclays are a joke when it comes to this stuff. They have marketing deals to flog software - an area it shouldn't touch with a barge pole. And today, they make a virtue of their 'relationship managers.' What ever happened to the good ol' bank manager? Sorry - they got outsourced.
But Stuart saves his most interesting comments for Tom Peters posting about Gordon Brown's initiative to foster innovation during National Enterprise Week. Here, Stuart says:
"If more people in the UK got off their a(r)sses and got on with it and really worked and if there was less interference from the public sector then we may just achieve something.This week in Kendal (where my business is based) there was a seminar for new businesses. It was run by a bank and a government agency! For ****'s sake where the hell was the sense of urgency, energy, enthusiasm and passion going to appear from in that room."
Now that's what I call passion. Go at it Stuart!
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