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

Friday, June 29, 2007


Directors should not passively react to events, but should take charge and shape their company's destiny.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Advice To New Prime Ministers

In the event that you find yourself elevated to the office of Prime Minister, without having been elected by either your own party or the voters, don't assume you will remain in office for an indefinite period of time.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Advice To Politicians

After ten years in office, don't claim that you are now in "listening mode"; it is too little too late, and no one will believe you.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Advice To Crane Operators

Make sure that you have properly bolted the crane together, before attempting to operate it.

Friday, June 22, 2007


No one can operate and act in a vacuum, our actions have consequences for good or ill.

Thursday, June 21, 2007


It is a sad fact of life that you need to be fit and alert to go to be able to look after yourself, and fend for yourself, when admitted to hosptial.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Advice To Hospitals

When an X ray of a patient shows a broken or fractured bone, tell the patient before discharging them.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


Never rely on vague promises when it comes to seeking funding for a project or business venture. Always ensure that the funding is really available, and that the person promising it has a good track record on delivering what they promise.

Monday, June 18, 2007


It is the nature of life that, much like buses, a lot of stuff comes along all at the same time.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Those politicians who, in their youth, dodged the draft have no moral authority to order young men and women to war.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Risk Assessments

Whenever I hear the phrase "risk assessment" I instinctively reach for my sick bag.

These "risk assessments" are invariably excuses for petty minded bureaucrats to foist an encyclopedia of unnecessary rules and restrictions on people and organisations, without any thought for the consequences.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Air Fresheners

A major con trick by manufacturers, foisted on the gullible.

Save your money and save the environment, open a window instead!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


There is nothing more satisfying in the world to see than a political party, that has perverted its views to garner support from religious bigots and political fanatics, tear itself apart as its policies (both domestic and international) are seen by all the world to fail.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Advice To Mobile Phone Users

When tempted to talk loudly in a public place (eg train or bus) on your mobile, shut the fark up!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Monday Morning Blues

Banish those Monday morning blues by belting out "Ode To Joy" at full volume.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Whenever I hear the word "hope" used by management, when discussing their prospects and business plans, I immediately reach for my sick bag.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Advice To Pundits

Don't publicly accuse organisations and individuals of crimes, if you don't have the evidence to back up your claims.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Advice To Vice Presidents

Given your sworn oath to uphold the law, it is unwise to say that you hope that a recently sentenced ex colleague "gets off".

This sends the wrong message, and implies that you don't in fact have any respect for the law.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Advice To Presidents

Your time is up when your associates start to be jailed.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Those who look for problems, and see difficulties at every decision point in their life, end up doing nothing.

Be bold!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Self Indulgence

Always ensure that you spend some part of each year being indulged by others. Self indulgence ensures that are better able to indulge and help others in the future.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Drawing a Line

Each man must draw his own line in the sand, then stand by it.

Friday, June 01, 2007


You cannot legislate against stupidity.