Silver Bullet Syndrome and Richard Pascale’s Management Fads

“There isn’t a Silver Bullet solution” is one of those phrases that gets used quite a lot, you might have heard someone use it during a lapse into ‘management speak’? Two things make me wonder about this; in many situations people actually want the ‘Silver Bullet’ and secondly, this is despite the fact they know […]

Dog Poo! From Hero to Zero to Hero. A Brief Circular History

How can a noxious substance like dog poo move between; a useful commodity sought after by humans, on to a public nuisance leading to enforcement and prosecution and finally, a new opportunity to light the streets and improve communication? To put some context around my sudden interest in dog poo, it’s featured quite a lot […]

Thailand Flood Hacks. Plastic Bottles, Expatiation and Innovation

Everything is wrong with this picture. There is no cat I’ve ever known that would permit me (or anyone else) to: Put a vest on it, Sew plastic water-bottles into the vest, and Sit around to have its picture taken wearing the offending garment (it does have it’s back to the camera though). Thai Flood […]

Struggling with Learning from Failure? Just host a Cheese Fondue Party

Buried deeply in the recesses of our kitchen cupboards is a Le Creuset Cast Iron, Lifetime Guarantee, Fondue Set (somewhere near the automatic bread maker and the juice making thing). It was a wedding present and represented the height of 1980’s sophistication… apparently. It’s never been used as far as I can remember. All that boiling […]