Adrian S

if you want to succeed remember the Bulldog

For those of you who don’t know – I’m big into tech. Computers, cameras, the iPhone, Bluray, etc. I like staying in touch with what’s going on around me and as such I’m always playing around with new gadgets and software. These days I’m studying more and more about website design, iPhone apps and Facebook. Now …

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a great lesson of success from the movie Ice Age

One of the greatest gifts parents can give their children is that of language. In my case that means English and Japanese as I’m British (though I sound American) and my wife is Japanese. As we live in Japan and our son attends a Japanese daycare we’re not concerned about him picking up Japanese but …

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the weather in Japan has a little something for everyone

Anyone who has studied Japanese for more than a few years will have studied how to write a letter. While in English we’re free to start off the letter any way we see fit, in Japanese letters often begin with a comment about the weather. I remember our class asking our teacher why that was …

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10 must read novels you won’t soon forget

Ever since I was a young child I have enjoyed reading, the only problem was that I enjoyed reading comics; Superman, Spiderman, etc. I suppose I was like any other kid, I did my best to get out of doing my homework. When teachers assigned us book reports I would find a book that had …

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online marketing is just one part of your marketing plan

Marketing is the lifeblood of any company. You could have the best staff, the best product and the best ideas but if no one knows about you, you’re not going to be very successful. It is one of the lessons I learned early in my career as I decided to open an English school in …

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