Tackle the pinch, don’t wait for the crunch.

Imagine you’re in a meeting, and on more than one occasion, a colleague seemingly hijacks your ideas and raises them as their own. You might – quite rightly – feel irritated. In their book, Connect, authors David Bradford and Carole Robin identify this feeling as a ‘pinch’. Those little feelings of resentment, irritation or annoyance which […]

The army of litter pickers taking the rubbish crisis into their own hands

I’m hardly the first person to feel angry that people still drop litter, but rather than simply whinge, this article from Positive News recognises an impassioned litter picking army emerging in our parks, along our pavements and out in the beautiful British countryside. A great read with a lot of resources. Will you be taking the rubbish […]

Lego and an exercise in productivity (and a giveaway)

I did some work with Lego in the past. In meeting rooms, they had bowls of bricks, and everyone was encouraged to play with them throughout (the team claimed it encouraged more creative thinking). This memory has always stuck with me, and yet I’ve never returned to it with much deliberate action or intention. Then, […]

Which singers have the biggest vocabulary in their songs

“Words of nuance, words of skill/Words of romance are a thrill/Words are stupid, words are fun/Words can put you on the run…” WordTips counted the words used by 100 modern stars and the 100 greatest singers of all time and added up the number of unique words they used per 1,000. For example, Patti Smith […]

TikTok – a force for good?

If TikTok were a person, they would almost certainly be the individual who spent too much time in the headmaster’s office being reprimanded. The ads, the underage users, the content, the privacy breaches, the cyber cruelty and the possible Chinese spying… it’s fair to say that the ByteDance-owned app has (and continues to have) its […]

Want to stick it to the man? Get your boots on!

As you might already have gathered, I love to walk – to ramble in the countryside. To unplug and yet simultaneously reconnect. Putting on my walking boots and heading out into the countryside is not just how I choose to relax, but also a purposeful way to figure out problems or ideas I’m tussling with. […]

The Light of Life

The below article which I found on Astrobiology is potentially mind-blowing. The development of an instrument that recognises living matter from a distance of 2 kilometers and at a velocity of 70 kph. I’ll let you deep dive into it, but at its core, the development of this new elaborate device could be useful on […]

Poem: The Guy in the Glass

The Guy in the Glass by Dale Wimbrow, (c) 1934 When you get what you want in your struggle for pelf, And the world makes you King for a day, Then go to the mirror and look at yourself, And see what that guy has to say. For it isn’t your Father, or Mother, or […]