About Dr Alf
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
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
Thanks for following my blog http://www.danetigress.wordpress.com ! I’ve followed you back happy new year !
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.
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
Dr. Alf … I am impressed! Thank you for following me now – I will return the favour! Hope to see you on Monday?
Hi Maria, you are very kind :). Good luck with the blog. Yes, you will see me Monday
Merci beaucoup Dr, Alf for liking “French Talk” to follow. It’s a great honor to have met you here via WP… Enjoy and have fun blogging!
I’ll be seeing you around 🙂
You too 🙂
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.
Hi, so how’s the blogging going? Do you want to share a story from Missouri as a guest blogger?
I’d be interested, tell me more!
Hello! Thanks for following A Journey of Wonders, one of the best sources for travel and inspiration. Here’s the index in order to help you navigate my site: http://journeywonders.com/index/.
Enjoy and safe travels!
A belated thank you! Wouldd you like to share some of your better blogs as a guest blogger? My network is certainly different 🙂
Hi Dr. Alf, thanks for sharing but i am in a kind of the same big change as you started.
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Thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have 🙂 for sure will be back here 🙂 have a nice day 🙂
Hello Dr Alf, thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the pingback.
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Hey there Alf, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, 🙂
Thanking you for being on board.Looking forward to reading what Dr Alf’s blog is all about…
Hi Dr Alf.
Thank You for Following my Blog back, MUCH Appreciated. :).
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?
Thst’s strange. No I don’t use a Mac
Merci pour le fait d’ajouter!!! d–0.o–b
C’est un plaisir 🙂
My first visit and I’s like to compliment you on some excellent articles.
Hi Dilip, you are most welcome :))
Hi Dr Alf
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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/
Thanks, that’s most kind 🙂
The link should read http://www.craighill.net/2012/02/19/versatile-blogger-award-nomination/
thanks Craig 🙂
You have an excellent blog and for that reason, I have just nominated it for a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’. The award does not have an official status and comes with a few rules attached. I suppose this means one should not feel obliged to follow the rules! In any case, I just thought to show appreciation for your work…
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!
Thanks you are very kind:)
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.
Many thanks. We plan to be in China in October, so would be delighted to catch-up!
thank you for your interest in our straw bale hotel.
We wish you a Happy New Year 2012 with a lot of success and health.
Greetings from Switzerland
Many thx & a happy new year to you too:)
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