Hi, I’m John Bowen. This is the blog in which much of what I write will be silly stuff, just for fun and so on, although there may be a more serious note here and there and sometimes I will even get political here.
My weekly column on business and leadership issues is over at ThatConsultantBloke (see link on this page) and that’s where you’ll find my efforts to meet the discipline of putting out 600 words every Monday morning in Monday Musings. I hope that you find them interesting, amusing or outrageous. Please do comment if you have something to say, and send links to your friends, tweet about them or whatever. Even if you don’t agree, I’d rather that you say so than just ignore the issue.
I don’t get paid for my looks, and have a great face for radio, so in the photo above you’ll note that I’m looking the other way (I’m the guy in the front). There are pictures of me elsewhere on my web sites if you must look, but at least you’ll be forewarned.
This blog was once called John’s Jottings, but it occurred to me that because of my size I have found myself often positioned at the back in group photos lately and so I changed the title to reflect that position. It also perhaps reflects the way that I feel about so many issues where the extremists, left or right, rant on about their preferred dogma and leave the silent majority cold. Here I might be a minority; I have no idea, but whilst I can accept that it is sometimes necessary to take extreme action, I believe that taking an extremist stance per se is a waste and just serves to push an opposite extreme.
Aside from several blogs I have contributed articles to a number of specialist magazines, have written several books and guides and am a co-author of the 3rd edition of The Principles of Warehouse Design published by the CILT in March 2010. All of my books can be bought here.
Genealogy. If you are developing your family history and think that I may be a part of that please get in touch.