The open mind can find wisdom in the strangest of places.
Watching a video of an old episode of Poirot recently, your contributor heard a great truth about business
One of the characters, a dentist – murdered, as it turned
out, by one of his own patients, which should have been no great surprise to
anyone – remarked, before his demise obviously, that great men are always
A quick review of personal experience confirms that this is
Important people are usually on time. This is because time
is money and theirs is worth more than most, so they operate to strict
Of course, it helps to be rich and powerful enough to have
personal assistants, diary secretaries, chauffeur driven cars, first class
travel, private jets and helicopters to get to appointments on time.
Yet there is more to it than that: their punctuality is
perhaps just another outward manifestation of the inner discipline that got
them the resources in the first place.
An old proverb has it that punctuality is the politeness of
Perhaps punctuality is also – at least in part – the making