Author Archives: Andrew Munro

About Andrew Munro

An independent business consultant, interim manager and writer, Andrew operates through his company, Burning Pine Ltd (

Change of address

Hi everyone, Firstly, thanks for your patience and interest in finding and following my random and rather inconstant blog. As I mentioned recently, we are now changing address. The current address (on will no longer be updated, but all … Continue reading

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The decision is more important than pride

A great post from Seth Godin on new information requiring new decisions. We often struggle with an irrational attachment to sunk costs but: “What’s lost is lost, we can’t regain what went down in the flood.” Bob Dylan, The Wedding … Continue reading

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Rock and roll rhetoric: White Room

“In the white room with black curtains near the station. Black-roof country, no gold pavements, tired starlings. Silver horses run down moonbeams in your dark eyes. Dawn-light smiles on you leaving, my contentment.” White Room (Brown, Bruce), Cream Maybe a … Continue reading

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The neuroscience of memorable messages

Way back in June, I spotted this on Michael Wade’s Execupundit blog. It took me until last week to sit down and watch it, however. But, I was so impressed, I’m currently reading Carmen Simon’s book Impossible to Ignore. Anyway responsible … Continue reading

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Slice Planner: a daily planner that merges paper and digital

Via The Cramped, is news of a fantastic concept currently on Kickstarter. It’s a diary / planning solution that combines the visceral delight of real paper and pencil with the sheer and shareable convenience of digital. What a great idea! … Continue reading

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The Daily Stoic

This looks interesting. From Brain Pickings, a review of a new book, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living, by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman. Having read Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations and a little Seneca, … Continue reading

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The Great Books …

This is a great find, courtesy of Anderson Layman’s blog, the Wikipedia entry for the Great Books; 161 books for every personal library. Some examples to whet your appetite: 29. Marcus Aurelius – Meditations 42. Leonardo da Vinci – Notebooks 71. Isaac Newton … Continue reading

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