Author Archives: simonheath1

Aroma of Books

A short story for World Book Day. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller, The Good Soldier, ascends The Thirty Nine Steps in search of Mrs Dalloway in a Journey to the End of the Night, he will enter a Brave New World, fearing The Call of the Wild. Finally he will reach the Wuthering […]

FM BLT

I’ve wanted to write this piece for a while. I suspect it’ll piss a few people off. But I need  to get it off my chest. I’ve held off writing it because I have been worried that it will be seen as disrespectful to the memory of a well-liked and respected member of the Facilities […]

The Large Human Collider

If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail – Heraclitus It is fairly well known that Google attempts to engineer serendipitous interactions by deliberately keeping queues long in it’s staff canteens. Many other businesses have adopted similar tactics and many workplaces are […]

Dark Satanic Millenials

In a recent survey, Pointless Generalisations magazine asked 150 top CEOs what their Millenial workforces were looking for from their jobs. It produced some startling results that should make business leaders sit up and take note. Gone are requests for job security, flexibility, a fair wage for a fair day’s work, an equitable workload, the […]

Melancholia On Ice

  The 6th of August 1987 was the day before my 16th birthday. I had spent the previous night in a small 2-man tent on a patch of fine white sand at the bottom of a tumble of moraine at the side of an as-yet unnamed glacier. From the entrance to my tent I could […]

Naughty, but nice

The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone – William Butler Yeats How do we understand authenticity? Semantically speaking, reviled boss of Sports Direct, Mike Ashley, is about as authentic a business leader as one could hope to find, however unsavoury we might […]

Disrupting the AI Uberfication of the Future of Work with the help of your PLN

*tapes bubble wrap to shins*