Lessons from Vienna

Monday morning and I wake for my third and final day in this lovely European capital.

What have I learned whilst I’ve been here?

  1. It’s good to take some quality time out with family;
  2. Easyjet check in at Gatwick is effortless;
  3. AirBnB is a great way to enjoy good accommodation at low prices and much more relaxing than a hotel;
  4. You can serve an 18″ pizza for 10 euros in a lovely restaurant, smile and still make a profit;
  5. In a blizzard, if you have the right equipment, there is no reason why things can’t carry on as normal;
  6. Walking is a wonderful way to discover the pulse of a city;
  7. We live in a world in which a famous painting (The Kiss) has a room next to it, with a copy of the masterpiece, designated as the “selfie point”;
  8. Freud was fascinating and fearless;
  9. I need to do this more often.

I’m taking a free day today and back in London at midnight.

The business blog proper will be back tomorrow (as will I).


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.