Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Friday, June 30, 2006


The prospect of receiving a large sum of money is a remarkable incentive for hard work, endeavour and co-operation.

Thursday, June 29, 2006


Just as a convoy can only travel at the speed of the slowest ship, so it is in business where the business can only move forward at the speed of the slowest member of the board.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006


The faults and failings of democracy are well known. However, far better for social order and humanity to be able to vote a deceitful incompetent government out of office than to endure the jackboot of tyranny.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dicking People Around

Don't dick people around by constantly changing requests for information and quotes, it is really irritating and counterproductive.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Evergreen Trees

Nothing grows under a large evergreen tree. So the same can be said for dominant leaders in business and politics.

Friday, June 23, 2006


Ridicule is the most effective method of destroying a political career. A politician who is constantly ridiculed is as effective as a condom with a hole in it.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


When pissing into a lavatory bowl it is advisable to aim at the receptacle, rather than the seat or the floor.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


When taking a sauna, it is inadvisable to wear socks.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006


A leader, in order to be effective, must stamp his authority and personality on an organisation within the first 100 days of taking power.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Saturday, June 17, 2006


When sending an email be sure that you make it clear what you mean, most especially be careful not use the wrong subject heading in the title of the email.

Friday, June 16, 2006


Politicians, much like ineffective business leaders, constantly feel the need to change the status quo.

This is not due to changing threats and circumstances, but due to the need to be seen to be busy.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006


A leader without vision is as effective, and useful, as a car without petrol. To speak in the vernacular, he ain't going nowhere.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006


Change cannot be effectuated, if those who have to endure the consequences of change do not wish to change.

Monday, June 12, 2006


People and countries are less likely to be willingly "democratised", if they are staring down the wrong end of the barrel of a gun.

Saturday, June 10, 2006


When meeting a potential client, common sense and best business practice dictates that you should conduct some research about the potential client before meeting them.

The most obvious starting point being the client's website.

Going to a meeting unprepared is unimpressive and unprofessional.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Spell Check

When posting articles on the web, always spell check them first.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


To motivate yourself, write your own obituary (as you would like to be remembered) then action all the achievements yet to be realised.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006


Depression, like the common cold, is infectious.

It is best to keep a safe mental distance from those who are depressed, lest you become infected yourself.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Military Forces

Military forces are lethal weapons designed to be used in times of war. They are not meant to be used for nation building or democratising other countries.

Monday, June 05, 2006


In order to be truly motivated to earn money, one must be hungry.

Friday, June 02, 2006

IT Help Desks

Beware the phrase, used when there is a technical glitch, "engineers should be looking at this problem"; it means that the help desk has no idea whether the engineers have even been informed of the problem.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Legal Issues

Legal issues and morality are mutually exclusive.