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WANTED.

October 11, 2019

WANTED, Gunpowder Manufacturer. Must be able to supply twenty-five large barrels of top-quality product immediately. WANTED. Haulage Contractor. To carry the above-mentioned load to an address in Westminster. WANTED. Building Surveyor. Must be able to secure uninterrupted access to cellars below above-mentioned building. WANTED. Patriot. Must be willing to risk discovery while waiting for perfect […]

INERTIA, PROMISES, EVASION, POSTPONEMENT, PREVARICATION, LIES. A MANAGEMENT STRATEGY.

October 4, 2019

What do you do when you want to ignore one of the stakeholders in your business enterprise? Never mind why you want to ignore them, but a common reason is that one of the other stakeholders is causing you trouble. Your investors are getting edgy about dividends, or your suppliers are giving preference to your […]

RAGE AGAINST CHOICE

September 19, 2019

Today’s chosen subject for octogenarian rage is CHOICE. I am frustrated by the multiplicity of similar products displayed on supermarket shelves. There may be as many as twelve versions of what is essentially the same formulation, distinguished only by brand names and slightly different packaging. It is all so wasteful! Behind each brand is a […]

DEMOCRACY IN TROUBLE

November 13, 2016

  The Brexit vote in the UK and the Trump victory in the USA ¬†are protest votes by people who see themselves as ignored by an intellectual, political elite. I connect this with a comment by Kenneth Clarke, , a senior Tory in the UK, who lamented a change in the way democracy works. He […]