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Michelle Hua, Founder & CEO of Made With Glove, speaker and consultant, is based in Newcastle UK. Michelle helps highly skilled tech entrepreneurs, senior executives and employees make their next career move to the UK without the need for a company sponsorship.  She also consults for companies, organisations and individuals by helping them solve their...
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Whether it’s the zombie apocalypse or a flat tyre, there’s nothing you can do when chaos strikes. Or is there? Preparation You don’t know what the chaos is, but you can be ready to fight. Imagine you’re in charge of an emergency service. Let’s say you’re Fireman Sam – well, Firefighter Sam – we include...
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Michelle Hua, Founder & CEO of Made With Glove, speaker and consultant, is based in Newcastle UK. Michelle helps highly skilled tech entrepreneurs, senior executives and employees make their next career move to the UK without the need for a company sponsorship.  She also consults for companies, organisations and individuals by helping them solve their...
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Once upon a new year, there was a story that had a beginning, a middle, and an end.  Alex’s new notebook was laid out on the desk, the pen by its side. A hot cup of tea was ready for drinking. “My resolution is to go running,” Alex wrote.  “I will run every day, come...
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This year has been the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the law that first gave most women in the UK the right to vote. We’ve seen some amazing events to celebrate this achievement: statues in London and Manchester, and a number of exhibitions, articles and blogs. The activism of a few women...
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You know when you have something you need to make a start on but you don’t really know where? You ignore it, tiptoe around the edges, your desk is immaculately tidy, you find a ten-minute method of making cups of coffee… you just don’t get anywhere. Just begin. The first ever NPW Self Curious blog...
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Sometimes, you can go a whole day feeling like there is a swarm of bees buzzing about inside your head. The bees are slightly annoyed but not quite kicking off. Incidentally, that’s how you know they’re bees and not wasps – ever so polite but really quite narked. Whatever you try and put your mind...
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Hooray! We’ve all survived Black Friday. Hopefully your credit card limit is intact. Only a few more weeks of red stickers and offers and then we’re through the mad season of festive marketing. Right now, it feels like everything is engineered to get us to spend money on stuff. It’s good for the economy (for...
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Dear past me, When you said you were doing your best, you were. You weren’t to know your best would get better. You tried your best in the moment and it was good enough. That’s right: your best was good enough. Turns out sometimes it wasn’t brilliant and sometimes it was kick ass, but that...
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It’s an important lesson we teach kids: you don’t always get what you want. Hard cheese, as we said for one hyperactive summer of high school. (Tough sh*t, as we later graduated to.) For huge swathes of our time, in fact, it feels like you can never have what you want. You can see why...
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