Monthly Archives: June 2012

“Hey, Einstein” – fantastic cartoon

Sheer genius.

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The power of negative thinking

If you strive to arrive, you might not thrive in being alive.  Or some such. Via Johnnie Moore, here’s a youtube advert for a new book with the winning subtitle “happiness for people who can’t stand positive thinking”.  Probably best … Continue reading

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Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things.

And, of course, inspiring others to follow – not you, but your example. Must read some Peter Drucker sometime.  Only read snippets. Anyway, I should make like the cat, bless her, and stretch out and snore. More tomorrow – it’s … Continue reading

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You mean potatoes don’t come from supermarkets?

I’m eating them now. The ones from the community allotment I am involved in.  They taste dead good (boiled). This evening I waited ages in a “self-service” queue in the soulless hypermarket nearby because they’re too profit-hungry to have enough … Continue reading

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Acing “comment tennis”

I am done with “comment tennis.” What is comment tennis? It’s what happens at the end of a ‘normal’ panel discussion. The panellists (middle-class white men, mostly) have used up all their time (and more). The panellists haven’t really addressed … Continue reading

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Rant: Burnout and pseudo-burnout

“However, given the struggle in working out how achieve these visions, they are not necessarily realistic or achievable expectations, and this disparity between long-term goals and short- term actions can be a source of disappointment for activists who have taken … Continue reading

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How long have we got? It’s later than I thought…

Went to a presentation I really really should not have gone to today. Before it kicked off I was saying to a new acquaintance/ally/adversary etc  “Oh yeah, I’ve been coming to see this guy for years.  It’s never really new. … Continue reading

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