Monthly Archives: January 2014

An Outbreak Of Civilities

I am very grateful to the never less than courteous Christopher Demers for his blogpost, “Lately”, which popped up in my timeline and for the line of thought it provoked. I hope he’ll forgive me for quoting, condensing and otherwise misunderstanding the thrust of his argument. As ever, my initial thinking quickly ran beyond the […]

Shhh. It’s happening.

Multi pertransibunt & augebitur scientia Many will travel and knowledge will be increased – inscription on cover of Francis Bacon’s Novum Organum I was fortunate to recently enjoy a cuppa with the magnificent Kate Griffiths-Lambeth in the crypt of St Martin in the Fields in central London. As we chatted, we watched as a tiny […]

Occam’s Duck

To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also. Igor Stravinsky I suspect that William of Ockham would have been quite at home in conversation with those who concern themselves with the future world of work and workplaces. A thought leader, centuries before anyone thought to define such […]

Skating On Thin Slices

Back in April 2013, I set a challenge for myself by asking my followers on Twitter to select three words that would form the subject matter of my next blog post. You can read the resulting post here. It was great fun crowdsourcing a topic in this way so I thought I’d start 2014 with […]

Advent Adventure

On the 21st of November 2013, I was contacted out of the blue by one of my Twitter chums, the very lovely Alison Chisnell, with something of a challenge that I was honoured to take up. Alison was inviting me to collaborate with her on her annual curation of Advent blogposts – providing illustrations to […]