“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” -William Arthur Ward
1. Your family and friends for supporting you through thick and thin.
2. Steve Jobs and Apple for proving that no one’s perfect. That we all screw up (like they did with the iPhone 4 launch). That getting things off the ground and course correcting is far better than waiting for perfection.
3. Louis C.K. For showing us what amazing times we live in. For giving us a humorous insight into being more grateful.
4. Your kids for giving you a reason to keep going on your bad days.
5. Dan Pink for scientifically proving that money is NOT the way the best way to motivate employees.
6. Del Boy for showing us how to make a great first impression.
7. Seth Godin for showing us how to become indispensable. How to become so unique and valuable that you cannot be replaced by an organisation. How to become a ‘Linchpin’.
8. Aamir Khan for making the award winning Bollywood film “3 Idiots”and illustrating (with plenty of humour) how career success comes from playing to strengths and following your passions.
9. Prime Minister Gordon Brown for showing us that you need both style and substance to succeed in the modern work place.
11. The Chilean Miners for teaching us all a few lessons in dealing with adversity.
12. Maz Jobrani for using the power of comedy to help us be less strereotypical about the way we view people from different cultures.
13. Your managers, mentors and coaches for helping you stand out from the crowd and create opportunities.
15. You. Thank you for reading, commenting on, linking back and sharing my articles over the last year. I really appreciate it. Whilst we don’t celebrate thanksgiving here in the UK, I’m thankful for your support.
To readers from the US, I wish you a happy thanksgiving weekend!