Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before – Franz Kafka Some of the economies of the developed world are suffering from a serious productivity issue. That is, high rates of employment and better educated employees working longer hours than ever before are not feeding through into GDP […]

School starts at age 5. Mornings – Art, reading, writing and basic maths. Afternoons – The great outdoors. No testing. No homework. Age 7 – Mornings – introduce history, geography, sciences (inc. coding), arts and humanities. Afternoons – The great outdoors. No testing. No homework. Age 10 – Mornings – introduce languages. Afternoons – The […]

The world of work is full of nonsense. This post is a compilation of three others that I’ve posted previously. I thought I’d only have to do it once but the well of corporate bullshit seems never to run dry. Enjoy. 110 percent – The inverse amount of humility required for a job in sales […]

When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford – Samuel Johnson Oh, I love London Society! It is entirely composed now of beautiful idiots and brilliant lunatics. Just what Society should be. –Oscar Wilde I was given early sight of a […]

The latest Leesman Index Review is out. I have a huge amount of respect for what Tim Oldman and his team do. I think they are bringing much needed rigour and discipline to the evidence behind workplace design. But the opening article in this latest issue left me aghast. I’ve been a knowledge worker myself […]

I read my first report on flexible working back in 2003 when I was researching how we might start operating longer opening hours in our call centre. I’m reminded of this today as the CIPD have just released their Employee Outlook report on Commuting & Flexible Working. It has a remarkably familiar ring to it. […]

What is feminism? Simply the belief that women should be as free as men, however nuts, dim, deluded, badly dressed, fat, receding, lazy and smug they might be. Are you a feminist? Hahaha. Of course you are. ― Caitlin Moran I have a mother, two sisters, a wife and a ten year old daughter. The majority […]


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