The philosophical appeal of bananas

My good friend and PR creativity guru, has suggested I develop my banana concept further – so I cannot resist referencing Seth’s Blog: Learning from bananas:

It turns out that it’s a lot easier to peel a banana if you start from the ‘wrong’ end.

You don’t even have to use your teeth.

Here’s the thing: I know this. I’ve tried it. It’s true.

I still peel a banana the hard way. It feels like the right thing to do.

Selling change is much harder than you think.

Greenbanana is about personal development – ie if you’re green you are growing.  The concept of automatically doing things the hard way, reminds us that one of the benefits of reflection and studying best practice is to consider all the options – and be prepared to make change.

P.S. Picking up on Andy’s suggestion, I’m developing a Philosophy of Fruit…  And Google reveals that the Reggie Perrin sitcom featured a lecturer in this topic at the University of Budleigh Salterton – surprisingly this wasn’t abbreviated to the University of B.S. 

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Heather Yaxley PhD

Dr. Heather Yaxley is passionate about sustainable careers, reflective practice and professional development. I am a rhizomatic educator, practitioner, consultant, academic and scholar. As a qualified academic, I teach the CIPR professional qualifications with PR Academy and have experience teaching at various Universities. I run the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and my own strategic consultancy. I was awarded by PhD researching Career Strategies in Public Relations by Bournemouth University in 2017. I'm a published author, with books, chapters and academic papers to my name.