“Anything that just costs money is cheap.” John Steinbeck
I listened to a much-admired colleague, and organisational planning expert, field questions on strategy. This one stuck: Q How do you engage the laggards? A: Don’t spend all your time on them. You have to understand what they’re concerned with, but …. focus your effort on energy in the people who will make the change… Read More Hope . . .
“Oh life, it’s bigger It’s bigger than you And you are not me” (REM, 1991) Isn’t it wonderful knowing there’s no one else exactly like you?
I learnt a new word. Pareidolia. It’s the phenomenon of spotting familiar patterns in random data. You know … you come across a potato in the vegetable rack, and it looks like your auntie. It seems that as humans we’re hardwired to recognise faces, and from an early age – babies have been proven to… Read More Always learning . . .
Borrowing from the work of Mr Carl Rogers, I want to ask you … can you dare to express the unique in yourself? Might today be the first day that you do that?
Who would win in a face recognition battle – humans or computers? Psychologist Rob Jenkins, from the University of York says: “It depends on the task. If it’s a human who knows the face they’re looking at, bet on the human every time. If it’s a face that is unknown, there will be situations now… Read More The future is …
“Tumble out of bed And stumble to the kitchen Pour myself a cup of ambition And yawn and stretch and try to come to life” Sing along … it’s Monday! Thank you Ms Parton.
In a homage to Slough, Adam Whitty writes convincingly in favour of the apparently much-maligned Berkshire town. Amongst the many things it’s famous for – snooker, the Mars Bar, the wheelie bin, Thunderbirds, Caroline Herschel, the Ford GT40, Lydia Simmons and Tanmanjeet Singh (surely all that’s now peaked your interest?) – Mr Whitty also tells… Read More Crossing change . . .
Former BBC newsreader Richard Baker introduced the first BBC TV news bulletin broadcast in July 1954. In a long and distinguished career he seemed at the forefront of how presenting the news evolved over many decades. In later years Mr Baker carved out a career on radio, and also as presenter of the Last Night… Read More To the end . . .
“I can create institutions, but I can’t rewrite the chips in people’s heads.” Paddy Ashdown (1941-2018)