Author Archives: simonheath1

The Whojamaflip

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing – Abraham Lincoln The never less than fabulous Julie Drybrough posed a fascinating question in a recent blog post. In essence, Julie was curious to know “What’s your thing?”. Well, it got […]

I’m not you

I’m not you. I never will be. I never can be. I’m not a woman. I’m not black. I’m not Asian. I’m not a Christian or a Muslim. I’m not Australian or Austrian. I’m not a fan of Justin Bieber. I’m not a refugee. I’m not an OAP. I’m not young. I’m not disabled. I’m […]


Seriously? Stop reading this and get on with it!

Promissory Notes

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment – Warren Bennis My good friend, David D’Souza (Defence Against the Dark Arts master at the CIPD or […]

The Future Starts With “Why?”

We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims – R. Buckminster Fuller I’ve been on Twitter. Listening in to conference feeds. And I’ve seen the future. It’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. Er, hang on. No it’s not. It’s living to 100. Or is it unhelpful humans in an AI world? […]

Love, virally.

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see – Mark Twain The little arctic tern makes, arguably, the most remarkable migration of any creature on earth. An incredible average annual distance of 70,900 kilometres and a lifetime of flapping a frankly staggering 2.4 million kilometres. A fantastic journey with […]

Inadequate leverage

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 […]

Does this sound any better?

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 Lexicon Of Bullshittery

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 […]

A Tale Of Two Cities

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 […]