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I really don’t know if this has stood the test of time.

Actually.

I do.

It has.

Discovery.

Discovery is the ELO album I listened to most as a young man.

I bought all of their albums.

Well.

Most of them.

But this is the one that I played most often.

 

When I ran my creative agency.

A fine chap wandered in one day.

He asked us to create an album cover for him.

And here it is.

Let it Go. 

F’reez he was called.

‘Secrets’ was the name of the album.

And this song.

‘Let it Go.’

Is my favourite from that album.

See what you think.

 

Here’s a funny thing I’ve noticed.

When I was younger, I used to say:

Why on earth would you want to do that?

If it’s not making you any money?

These days, I somehow find myself saying this:

Why on earth would you want to do that?

If all it is doing is making you money.

There’s a lesson in there somewhere.

I’ve never said these two things together I don’t think.

Road rage.

And Linkedin.

But here they are.

Road rage first.

Road Rage.

I’ve been road-ragey in the past.

Until someone opened my eyes to something.

They said that if I walked down the street with the same mentality as I (very occasionally) adopt in a road-ragey moment.

Staring at people.

Getting in their space.

Growling about what I perceived to be their shortcomings.

Spitting out words like venom.

I’d get bashed.

And quite right too.

The etiquette and behaviour that is acceptable as we walk around.

Is pretty much the etiquette and behaviour that we should display when driving.

And that brings me to LinkedIn.

LinkedIn.

Try this.

Next time you’re at a business gathering.

Just walking up to someone.

And say this:

Hey.

Do you want one?

Then add:

I don’t know anything about you.

And you don’t know anything about me.

Do you want one?

Alternatively.

Think about road rage.

Think about the fact that the etiquette and behaviour that is acceptable as we walk around.

Is pretty much the etiquette and behaviour that we should display when driving.

Then think about the fact that the etiquette and behaviour that is acceptable when we are at business gatherings.

Is pretty much the etiquette and behaviour that we should display when on Linkedin.

And stop being a twat.