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Snow, come

Snow Come Sing your verse Lay your silence On the earth   Snow Fall Let me walk All over you Footprints drawn   Snow Stay Rest in peace…

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Vampire algorithms, hurricanes and surge pricing

Some people think it’s a good idea for retailers to hike the price of water just before a hurricane hits.   Surge pricing – or price gouging as…

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How to fund the NHS or any public service

Communities Secretary, Sajid Javid, recently said the government should take advantage of “record low interest rates” and “borrow” money to invest in infrastructure that leads to more affordable…

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Kill the dragon

Definitions matter. Process matters. Why? Because they provide understanding, clarity of purpose and direction. And those things matter because you don’t want to waste your time, money and…

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Excuses bring you comfort, but not much else

I had a dream once. I wanted to retire at the age of forty. Well, that time has come and gone without much fanfare or any sign of…

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What every new dad needs to know about poo

So you’re having a baby! You’re going to be a new dad. That’s brilliant news. I’m sure you’ll make a great dad. As soon as you announce it,…

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A moment of inspiration

A good friend said to me today that we should hold each other accountable. I said I’d rather inspire him. We were talking about helping each other. How…

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Staring down the wind

Let’s get one thing out the way right away. I am not a designer. Not any more. I strayed from that path many years ago. But that doesn’t…

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This is Norway

When people hear that I used to live in Norway, I can pretty much guarantee what they’ll say next. “Wasn’t it expensive?” “Don’t they pay a lot of…

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How to ask a good question

We’ve all heard the saying, “The only stupid question is the one you don’t ask.” Well, I think that’s true. More or less. I mean, it works well…