I learned more at Nursery School than at Business School

November 25, 2013 |  by  |  Linkedin Blog

As I put my MBA notes onto the bonfire, I realised that I had learned more at Nursery School than I had at Business School.

I found more wisdom in the sandpit and paint pots than I ever did in the lecture theatre.

Here are 11 Lessons I learned from Nursery School:

  1. Learn, create and play every day.
  2. Share everything.
  3. Play fair.
  4. Clean up your own mess.
  5. Say sorry when you’ve hurt somebody.
  6. Holding a grudge is pointless – it’s like taking poison and hoping that the other person dies.
  7. However bad a situation, in a few years time it won’t matter.
  8. You feel better after a good sleep.
  9. Look at the world and wonder…..
  10. Whether you’re 3 or 53, life is so much better when you hold hands and stick together.
  11. Go where there is excitement and stay where there is love.

(Hat tip to Glyn Morris)


1. Chef Gordon Ramsey to contestant: “You’ve used so much oil the US wants to invade the plate.”

2. Ambiguity: what happens in vagueness stays in vagueness.

3. This one goes out all the amnesiacs out there and don’t think that you know who you are.

4. Sign on music shop door: Gone Chopin, (have Liszt), Bach in a Minuet.

5. To do is to be – Descartes
To be is to do – Voltaire
Do be do be do – Sinatra

Sunil Bali

As well as being a recognised authority on personal branding and peak performance, Sunil is a critically acclaimed author and blogger. His corporate experience includes roles as Head of Talent on behalf of Vodafone Group, Santander (UK) and Cable & Wireless Europe. Sunil has also run a multi-million pound recruitment business, and is a Non Executive Director. Sunil’s first degree in Sports Science and Psychology fuelled his passion for the psychology of human achievement and well-being. As well as possessing an MBA, he is a qualified Psychotherapist and Executive Coach. www.sunilbali.com

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