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    A Dog’s Tail Tale

    In a recent article on the BBC website it was argued that giving employees impressively sounding job titles can make a difference to their attitude towards work, making them better motivated, happier within themselves, and generally less stressed.  It transpired…

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    ‘Stuff’ I Hate

    ‘Stuff’ is what people do to encroach on your space, time, comfort, state of mind, or a combination of these things.  They may not mean to do it but, they do.  The explanation for this behaviour must be that it…

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    Value-Subtracting Clichés

    The thing about clichés, apart from being over-used and irritating, is that they may sound good/wise, fit neatly around the topic in hand, and provide a short-cut to a common agreement.  This last element is the troubling one.  A short-cut…

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    Plato on a Plate

    “From the moment I could talk, I was ordered to listen” is a line from the ‘Father and Son’ song by Cat Stevens.  The song depicts the typical angst of youth and the counter balancing views of the father figure….

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    Leave Your iGuns Outside

    Over the last few years, the Corporate World has been going through dramatic changes many of which are for the good but, not all. Social media has been embraced by sales and marketing functions to reach out to their target…

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    What Doesn’t Kill You

    I was having a casual conversation with my youngest daughter who will graduate from university next summer.  Gradually, the chat moved from the casual to the deep as we began contrasting life pressures on her Millennial Generation compared to my…

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    Do You Have a Minute?

    Disclaimer: Mathematicians and actuaries; do not read the rest of this article, it will offend your calculative sensibilities. Do you have a minute? A question I hear almost daily from work colleagues.  I too use it to borrow other people’s…

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