Beware the Machine Gun Question

You might remember The Iraq War Enquiry earlier this year here in the UK.  Odd that it's seemed to have died down somewhat. Someone who did come out smelling of roses was our very own Tony Blair. He presented himself well, gave an assured performance, wriggled a bit when asked to recall what he said to TV presenter Fern Britton but answered the questions well. He was well planned as you would expect from a man of his calibre. One of the reasons he did well was the general poor…

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How to sell to Gen Ys

Have you seen this poster on billboards, the tube, at rail stations?  On first glance it looks like a push for a big movie. It has that same style, format of a big blockbuster movie. But look closer and its not. Talking to my 15 year old son yesterday there's a new computer game coming out shortly - a sequel to Medal of Honour. It has been planned for over 5 years, has an enormous budget to create and it's graphics are "lush" as Lewis describes.  Now "lush" is a…

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Solutions not problems

Our building work has thankfully all but finished and I look back with fond memories of our builders.  Not. One foible that used to really wind me up was their ability to bring problems to me on regular basis and this used to cause me all sorts of stress. Reading at the weekend that Lord Young is tackling the compensation burden of our "Elf "n" Safety" culture, and he has plenty of admirers.  Margaret Thatcher said that when he was her trade secretary, he used to bring her solutions, not…

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