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Jamie's food for thought  - WEEK 44

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I have always had a real interest in cooking.

However even when I use my Jamie Oliver recipe book,  I'm sure that my meal doesn't taste or look quite as good as Jamie's.

One of the reasons is of course that for great cooking you need to have great ingredients

And Jamie has learnt how to find the very best ingredients.

But of course its not just about finding great ingredients, because ingredients are rarely the same twice.

Let me explain this with a simple example. The tomato your using in this meal will taste slight different compared with the tomato you used last time. That's because the tomato is a little bit riper, or it come from a new bag which came from a different farm, or it was subjected to different weather, in fact there is almost an infinite number of reasons why this tomato will taste slightly different to the last one you used.

In fact what makes a good cook a great cook is their ability to find great ingredients AND their ability to adjust the recipe so they get the very best from the ingredients they have.

But isn't everything we try and achieve a bit like cooking a meal.

So I pondered

What things and people am I mixing together to deliver my goals,

Do I have a deep understanding of these things and people? 

And do I then flex what I'm doing to get the most out of them?

So till next week cook up some great achievements

David Gardner





 Recommended Audio CD's
By Peter Thompson
More Great CD Programs
 Think & Grow Rich - Napoleon Hill
 Good to Great - Jim Collins
 Psychology of Achievement - Brian Tracy
 Discover Your Strengths - M Buckingham
 7 Habits of Highly Effective- Stephen Covey
 Rich Dads Secrets - Robert Kiyosaki
 Maverick Mindset - John Elliot
 Vocal Power - Roger Love
 Quantum Memory - Dominic O'Brien
 Getting Things Done - David Allen
A Short History of Nearly Everything- B Bryson


 Recommended Books

 Good to Great - Jim Collins 
  7 Habits - Stephen Covey
  The Automatic Millionaire -David Bach
  Discover you Strengths - M Buckingham 
  Richard Branson's Auto biography
  Brilliant Memory - Dominic O'Brien
  Think & Grow Rich -  Napoleon Hill 
  Freakonomics - Stephen Levitt
 Getting Things Done - David Allen
 The Machine That Changed the World
 Watching the English - Kate Fox
A Short History of Nearly Everything- B Bryson



Betchaican the Wiseman Way

Old Lang Syne

Who Made the World?

The Latte Factor

The Fox and the Hedgehog

Life Balance the Da Vinci Way

Peace of Mind

The Miss World Quiz

The Road is better than the Inn

Did the Elephant Remember?

Can't See the Wood for the Trees

Dutch Courage

Talk with Relevance

Milo the Greek

A Boy called No

Bluebird - A pint of Ale &  water speed record

Visualising an Argument with Alien Bowling

Old Friends lead to New Thoughts

Bad Driver

Space Shuttle designed on a horses backside

Back to the Future

The Mexican Boatman & "Harvard MBA".

The World in Perspective

Acres of Diamonds

First impressions in 30s

The Two Minute Rule

 Noughts and Crosses

 Think and Grow Rich

 3 Blind Men & An Elephant
Someone Everyone Anyone No-one
12 Questions to High Performance
The Bee Can't Fly but No-one told the bee
The Maverick Mindset of Baseball
Three Men and a Boat
Two Cannibals & a Beautiful Girl
The Meaning of Life  
What was your name again?
Two Frogs
Is Common Sense Possible
An Architects Vision
Does Edison Turn Your Light On


Other books and CDs I've mentioned can be found here

There are loads of great audio programs at Nightingale Conant's ,web site here,