About Dr Alf





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Welcome to my blog! Let me introduce myself, I am Alf and widely known as Dr Alf! I am passionate about People, Networking, Politics and Travel.

In 2011, a number of important things happened to me. Firstly, in February I started blogging. Secondly I became rather angry with political leaders and started sharing my views on political news. Thirdly I grew tired of my twenty year career as an independent consultant. So my fourth action was to draw the line and retire from mainstream professional life. This culminated in the fifth decision to leave the UK, base myself in Cyprus with my wife and to travel extensively for a number of years. My wife and I are now in the process of re-inventing ourselves, travelling and writing.

Here is a quick bio recap.

Expert in delivering strategic change – former clients included UNESCO, multi-nationals & government departments. Executive, Consultant, Coach, Researcher & Author. Retired mainstream but still happy to share expertise.

Prior to becoming independent, I had a successful board level career in financial & general management in major multi-nationals. Professionally, I am a Chartered Accountant and a Doctor of Business Administration. I have published two books, sold Worldwide and a number of journal articles.

The purpose of this blog is to share my views and perspectives on the subjects that are of  passionate interest to me. It is hoped that the blog will broadly encourage greater reflection and insight. The blog will use a mix of original and secondary material frequently just adding my two cents worth to a major news story.

In 2012, I introduced two specialized blogs: (1) Taking the Slow Road to Cyprus ; and (2) Discover the Orient.

I hope that you enjoy my blogs and would very much welcome  your feedback and suggestions for improvement


Dr Alf

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41 responses

  1. Hi Dr Alf! Thank you for following my blog. I’m glad its led me back to yours. Thanks for sharing such rich information and your opinion on global issues! It very educational. I’m a soon to be business graduate so looking forward to more 🙂 – Faye

  2. Hi, Dr. Alf, this is an excellent blog and I love the balanced way you present your views. I just mentioned this post on my blog as a way of responding to you – you raise some really good points and they required more space than I can use in a comment box – and I wanted you to know that I had done so (you might want to respond, and if you do, I’ll be very happy).

    • Hi, I very much welcome your views!

      I think that social media now seriously supplements the opinions in main stream media. What really motivates me is that mainstream newspapers no longer differentiate between factual news and editorial opinion. In other words, everything is colored with the views of a political editor. A good example is the BBC.

  3. Nice to meet you, Dr Alf.

    Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog. It’s lovely to have you as an important part of my blogging community. I hope you enjoy your time at Insight From A Woman’s Heart. Welcome! Dee

  4. Hello Dr. Alf,
    My name is Arlin Luttrell, I grew up and still reside in Missouri, about 20 minutes west of St. Louis.
    I have been blogging for about 2 weeks now, so naturally learning how to best utilize this tool as a means for freelance writing. I read your blog and found it interesting and well written. I am now a follower. I look forward to sharing thoughts and ideas, I too have a passion for politics.

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  7. Thanks for subscribing to my blog! I didn’t have any reports from Myanmar from before, but for some funny reasons my statistics didn’t register a Myanmar-contact this time either. Would you by any chance use a Mac with adroid technology?

  8. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can read about this Award at craighill.net/2012/02/19/versatile-blogger-award-nomination/

  9. Hi, thank you for following my blog. Your background looks very amazing. I would love to hear more of your personal business insights. I am definite that you’ve accumulated much wisdom from your experiences. Have a great day always. Travel more!

  10. If you come to China contact me. I’d be happy to show you around my neck of the woods. Or perhaps I can get you a very cheap guide in another city, usually one of my students 🙂 Godspeed as you travel.

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