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

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

How To Boost Arms Sales

Sow discontent, chaos and fear in a region far far away!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Plans

The best plans are made under the influence of alcohol.

The trouble is that the execution of these plans is undertaken when sober and, as such, they are doomed to failure!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Bestriding The World

Today I am mainly bestriding the world like a colossus!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Ticking Clocks

Ticking clocks are very effective for concentrating minds on deadlines etc.

However, problems arise when those facing a deadline cannot agree as to when the clock started ticking!

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Preventative War

Preventative war is a contradiction in terms!

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Monday, November 06, 2017

Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears The Princely Agal

Friday, November 03, 2017

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Thursday Singalong


Kick the day off with a rousing singalong to The Flashing Blade.

All together now...

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

A Watched Pot Never Boils

Watched pots do often boil, the trick is not to forget that they are boiling lest they boil dry!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sternly

The word "sternly" can be overused!

Thursday, October 26, 2017

This Will End In Tears!

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

When Is An Addition To The Fleet Not An Addition?

When the "addition" is merely passing through en route elsewhere!

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Corners and Holes

Corners and holes are all well and good, as a means of short term protection.

However, you have to have (or be offered) a means to get out of them!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Storm Brian


How are we meant to be concerned/worried about a storm named "Brian"?

Who the hell names these storms?

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Speeches

The longer the speech, the less people listen and the more ineffective the message!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Blood Red Sun

This morning's blood red sun augurs well for the day ahead!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Advice To The Meteorological Office

Don't over egg your pudding wrt storm warnings, just because today is the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Advice To Deal Breakers - The Art of The Deal Breaker

Those who break deals are never trusted again, and find it hell on earth trying to broker deals with others.

Think carefully before breaking a deal.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Photo Ops vs War

Never let a war get in the way of a good photo op, simply postpone the war until after you've been photographed in the relevant location.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Socks

The best socks are always at the bottom of the pile!

Monday, October 09, 2017

Treasured Swords

Treasured swords should be kept firmly sheathed and securely locked away, lest idiots and children get hold of them.

Friday, October 06, 2017

The Calm Before The Storm


As ego boosting and enigmatic as it might be to have your picture taken with guys in military uniforms whilst using the phrase "the calm before the storm", you might want to bear in mind that others may deem that to be notice of an imminent attack.

Careless talk costs lives!

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Today's Word

Today's word is:

Moron

Whisper is softly, lest the media ask you about it.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Military Options

Nine military options do not constitute an viable strategy if all of them are shite!

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

A Question of Weaponry

Why would an ordinary member of the public need to own an assault weapon with a large capacity magazine?

Friday, September 29, 2017

The DMZ - A Question of Pronunciation

Kudos to Adam Shaw of the Tonight programme for correctly pronouncing the DMZ as the D M "Zed" (not "Zee")!

The pronunciation of the Z as "Zee" implies the Americans own it, when in fact it is owned by no one (hence the name "Demilitarised").

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Breaking News vs Timed News

Beware politicians and media organisations who present "timed news" as "breaking news" in order to push forward their own agenda.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Life Just Keeps Getting Better and Better, According To This Guy!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Munchkin Fails To Reassure


Call me old fashioned, but the fact that Munchkin defaulted to "nuclear", and not "conventional", in his "reassurance" is not at all "reassuring"!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Advice To Microsoft

The next time Hotmail goes down, how about issuing regular updates via Twitter as to what the fark is going on, rather than letting people try to work it out for themselves?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Reality TV

Reality TV is not real life.

Many of those hapless individuals who expose themselves (mentally and physically) on reality TV would be better off seeking psychiatric help from trained professionals.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Advice To The World - It's Not Firework Night Yet!


It's not Firework Night yet folks, so kindly stop letting off rockets and bangers.

Thank you!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Friday, September 08, 2017

Advice To The State Department


Military operations are not "sexy", just ask the poor sods who have to do the fighting and dying to keep you safe in Washington!


Thursday, September 07, 2017

Beliefs

Beliefs may be all very well and good, but don't force them down other people's throats!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Advice To The President of The United States

Selling weapons to some countries in a major geopolitical hotspot is not necessarily conducive to your alleged desire for peace in that region.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Begging For War

When one country accuses another of "begging for war", you can bet your bottom Won that the accuser is the one champing at the bit for war!

Monday, September 04, 2017

Leadership


Not every leader is Churchill, and those that aren't shouldn't delude themselves that they are!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Soft Cop vs Hard Cop

The soft cop vs hard cop routine only works if both the soft and hard cop are aware of their roles and had coordinated them beforehand.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

A Watched Inbox Never Pings

True as it was for kettles boiling, so it is also true for email and text inboxes; watch them and they will never ping!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Always Check Your Red Stripe Cans For Wasps!


During this unexpected warm spell, I cannot emphasise too much the necessity of checking your Red Stripe cans for wasps!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Happy Bank Holiday Weekend!


Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend everyone, and the unusually pleasant (non raining) weather!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Advice To White Goods Retailers

Don't call me up after I have placed the order online to try to sell me insurance etc.

Had I wanted insurance I would have ordered it with the product, and had I wanted to talk to a salesman I would have ordered the product by phone!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Advice To Microsoft

Stop sending updates to my phone that don't work, screw the memory and performance up and force me to reset it!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Up and Atom!


Come on everyone, get off your backsides and tackle the day head on.

No procrastination!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Advice To The US Navy


Post lookouts who can actually see, and install ship's wheels on your vessels!

Oh, and train your crew to use a fucking sextant. Don't rely on GPS!

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Advice To The President of The United States

You cannot run a country, nor manage foreign policy, on anger alone!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

It's Too Quiet

Beware when two blunderbusses stop throwing public insults at each other.

Something's brewing!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Absurd Leaders and Absurd Situations

Sometimes absurd situations require absurd leaders in order to resolve them!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday Morning Sunshine

Beware today's pleasant sunny Monday morning, the weather gods are lulling you into a false sense of security!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Advice To Drivers Re Speed Humps


When approaching a speed hump, always ensure that you accelerate in order to maximise your chances of knackering your suspension and wrecking your exhaust pipe!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Nirvana of Paranoia


The nirvana of paranoia can only be reached when to tell your shadow to walk in front of you.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Wouldn't It Be Nice?

Wouldn't it be nice if one day the world could wake up to news headlines that do not include threats of destruction and annihilation made by one country's leader to another?

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Threats As A Precursor To Negotiations

Threats, sanctions and sabre rattling are all well and good as a precursor to negotiations, maybe. However, negotiations will never commence without there being an "off ramp" from the threats!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Friday, August 04, 2017

Popularity

Popularity is the hallmark of mediocrity.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Summer 2017 - A Damp Squid


This summer is turning into a really large damp squid!

However, it is unwise to place the expectation of sunshine during summer onto a pedal stool.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Advice Re Shoes


Always, always check your shoes for venomous insects, reptiles and other assorted creatures before putting them on.

I cannot emphasise that enough!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Happy Yorkshire Day!


A very Happy Yorkshire Day to my chums from "God's own county"!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Oops

Now why didn't someone on the internet remind me to give my mother a wake up call today?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Start Your Day With The Three P's


Start your day with the Three P's for optimal performance:

- Potassium (banana)
 
- Protein (eggs)

- Purity (lemon juice)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Fleeting Thoughts

Fleeting thoughts are like the Mayfly, they shine brightly and provide comfort but for a few seconds then die and are forgotten.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Summer Rain


As sure as eggs are eggs, as soon as the school holidays begin the heavens open and down comes the rain.

Fortunately, as I am many years removed from being at school, the warming embrace of alcohol ensures that every day is a sunny day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Presidential Pardons

Presidential pardons are all well and good, when applied sparingly and to non connected individuals, maybe.

However, when they are thrown around like confetti to the president's nearest and dearest that is a sure sign that the president is on his/her way out!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Banana Helmet


A bunch of bananas makes an environmentally friendly, and nutritious crash helmet.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Pineapples


Pineapples are a very cheerful fruit.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Perfect Negotiations

Perfect negotiations can be achieved when the parties involved don't know what side they are on.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Points of Commonality

Human beings seek points of commonality when they interact with each other, sadly they more often than not get sidetracked and angered by points of difference!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Scotch Eggs

It is a wondrous hen indeed that can lay a hard boiled egg encased in sausage meat and breadcrumbs!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Coming Soon On The BBC

Wonder Man, Mr Marple and 
The Duke of Duchess Street

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Question Re Earthquakes

Question: When does an earthquake disappoint the media?

Answer: When it is a real earthquake off the coast of North Korea!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Scrambled Eggs


My early morning scrambled eggs were, instead of being a rich golden colour, pale and insipid.

This does not bode well!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Advice To Despots Who Emulate Royalty

In order to emulate royalty you need to have offspring to pass you "kingdom" on to when you expire.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Empty Threats

An empty threat is not only ineffective, it is dangerous and will make a bad situation worse!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Happy 4th of July


A very happy Independence Day to my American friends.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Self Commendation

Self commendation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Religion

I don't care what "supreme being" you worship in order to get you through the night.

However, do not impose your beliefs on others!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

If I Were A Fly

I would like to think that if I were a fly, I would have enough sense not to keep flying into the same plane of glass and work out where the window was actually open!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Fog

Fog on a summer's day...how quintessentially British!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Life's Too Short, Have a PIMM'S


Warm weather and histrionic political/geopolitical nonsense call for only thing, a PIMM'S!

Mix with lemonade, cucumber, mint, lemon, orange and ice.

Sorted!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Advice To The Government

Public inquiries are all well and good, but the years that they take to come to a conclusion will not resolve the urgent issues and justifiable anger arising from the tragedy in Kensington.

You are going to have to come up with something tangible, speedier and of more practical use than just a public inquiry.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Dangers of Eco Fascism


It comes to a very sorry state indeed when the eco/green dogma overrides human safety concerns!

Beware the eco fascists, they are the enemies of the people.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Advice To Political Parties

When choosing your leader, make sure that he/she actually has a personality!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Covfefe Time


The whole world appears to be going covfefe at the moment!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Buckle Up Everyone!

 

Buckle up everyone, the next few years are going to be very bumpy indeed!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Post Election Advice

Whoever wins today's election, do remember that the problems/challenges we face today will still be there tomorrow and it will be down to you to address them without creating others!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Questions For The President of the United States


When you slagged off Qatar yesterday, did you forget that it hosts the largest American military base in the Middle East?

If not, does that mean you will be shutting the base down or be using it to force regime change in Qatar?

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Whither The Summer Weather?


Why the hell am I having to wear a jumper in the first week of June?

What the hell happened to global warming and the summer?

Monday, June 05, 2017

True Brit!

Friday, June 02, 2017

Gesture Politics

Sometimes, even if it is just a gesture, a gesture is better than nothing at all.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Today's Word

Today's word (courtesy of The president of The United States) is:

Covfefe

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Bank Holidays

There is nothing like a bank holiday to totally throw your biorhythms out of sync.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Stop Leaking - OPSEC!


Clearly I am going to have to repeat myself.

America kindly stop leaking details of the Manchester terror investigation.

OPSEC!!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Advice To Our American Allies


It is "bad manners" (to say the least!), and shocking OPSEC, to leak the details of the conveniently id carrying UK suicide bomber to the press before the UK authorities deem it to be appropriate.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

"Exercise Restraint"

The phrase "exercise restraint" returns once again to haunt the headlines, with the same depressing inevitability as the return of an unloved season!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Signals

Beware that your signals, designed to show strength and force a change of posture, are not misinterpreted as preluding an imminent attack.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Tad vs Smidgen


Which is larger a "tad" or a "smidgen"?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How To Negotiate

There are three golden rules wrt negotiations:

1 You cannot negotiate with an empty chair.

2 The parties involved need to know if there are preconditions necessary for negotiation, and what those conditions are.

3 Setting pre conditions for negotiation usually guarantees failure.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Advice To The American Public

If you are going to advocate going to war with/nuking a third world shit hole, at least have the wits to know where the fark it is on a map!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Question For Prospective Labour MPs


Given that some of you have stated that you neither support your party's manifesto or leader, why the fark are you standing for labour?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How To Make Someone Redundant

It is best to ensure that notice of the redundancy be given to the employee in writing or face to face, before CNN announces it.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Life Hack

Not everything in life works out as neatly as "reality" shows would have you believe!

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Say No To Burgers In Restaurants


Burgers in restaurants are wrong on every level!

Just say NO!

Monday, May 08, 2017

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Volleyball

Who would have thought that a game of volleyball could become the cause of such speculation and confusion?

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

The Mouse That Roared


Peace in our time?

or 

Peace NOT in our time?

The ball is in the court of the mouse!

Friday, April 28, 2017

Good Cop - Bad Cop

The good cop, bad cop routine can be effective in persuading people to do what you want. However, it is not so effective if you try bad cop, bad cop or bad cop, idiot cop!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Grand Old Duke of York Posturing In/Around North Korea



At some stage the posturing by various parties in and around North Korea will reach the Grand Old Duke of York phase, wherein "assets" will have to be "marched down" again.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Advice To Presidents

It's not the first 100 days that are important, but the state the you leave the country in when you leave office!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Signals As a Form of Diplomacy

Signals can be a very effective tool within the diplomatic bag. However, it is wise to remember two things:

1 The recipient may misinterpret or over react to the signals, and

2 The signaller must be careful not to box himself in, in the event the recipient ignores the signals.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Doubling Down

Doubling down only works if you have greater resources (health, arms, time and money) than the "house" against which you are doubling down.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Bluffs

Bluffs in poker are not terribly effective, and indeed are counter-productive, if they are outed before the final hand!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Diplomacy

You know that diplomacy has hit rock bottom, when phrases such as "don't mess with us" are used.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gunboat Diplomacy

Gunboat diplomacy is only really effective if your gunboat actually turns up in the area you wish to pressurise!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Face

Beware small countries run by small men who value face more than their lives.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

The Dangers of Misspeaking

At times of international crisis a few miss-chosen words, or no words at all, can lead to catastrophe.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Experts Are Their Own Worst Enemy

Self appointed "experts" and talking heads are invariably wrong at predicting the timing of certain events.

For why?

Because they open their mouths in public, thereby giving those who are in charge of certain events the opportunity and motivation to wrong foot them!

Monday, April 03, 2017

Yeehaw As A Tool of Diplomacy


It appears that shouting Yeehaw with guns blazing is now the main tool of international diplomacy.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Words of Kindness

Words of kindness and thanks, for a job well done, often mean more than mere money.

However, when thanking someone for their service/work don't forget that people have to be able to buy food and shelter and words alone won't enable them to do that.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Stride Boldly Into The Unknown

Mankind has only achieved things by striding into the unknown, cowering in fear of the unknown leads to the decay and deterioration of society.

Therefore gird your loins, don your armour, unsheathe your sword and stride boldly into the unknown!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Headlights

When you see headlights coming straight at you, get out of the way don't sit and admire them!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Advice To Everyone

Don't sit back and watch the world burn.

Where you see something that needs to be fixed or addressed, sort it out without delay!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Religion

Religion is the root of all stupidity, hatred and bigotry!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Forgetfulness

Just because a person, company or organisation claim to be professional, don't assume they are not forgetful.

Monday, March 20, 2017

International Day of Happiness

Apparently today is the International Day of Happiness (whatever that means?).

All very laudable no doubt, but why on earth hold it on a Monday?

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St Patrick's Day



Happy St Patrick's Day, may the Craic be with you!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

In Praise of The Scotch Egg


What a splendid thing the Scotch Egg is, a boiled egg, encased in sausage meat dipped in breadcrumbs.

What's not to like?

The chickens that lay these must be wondrous beasts indeed!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Question For Crufts

Question: When is a working dog not a working dog?

Answer: When it wins Crufts Best in Show!

Monday, March 13, 2017

When Is a Secretary of State Not Really a Secretary of State?

A Secretary of State that travels to a global hotspot at a time of crisis without a press corps, and without the confidence of the president, is not really a Secretary of State.

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Dangers of Television

Be careful what you do/say in front of your TV, lest the CIA be watching!

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Publishing Reports

Before publishing a report, FFS check the appendices for errors and cock ups!

Monday, March 06, 2017

Thursday, March 02, 2017

Leaks II

When stopping a leak with a hammer, don't bang too hard lest you cause another!

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Oncoming Asteroids

When you see an asteroid hurtling towards your home, don't waste time pruning the roses!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Advice To World Leaders

It is not the size of your military that will safeguard your legacy, but how you use them!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Advice To The Meteorological Office

Don't call a storm "Doris" if want people to take it seriously!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Mystery of The Sock Drawer

How is that identical black socks, bought from the same company, after being placed in the sock drawer never match?

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Leaks

In order to plug a leak, you need to find the leak.

In order to find the leak, you need to fill the leaking vessel/organisation with water/disinformation.

Monday, February 20, 2017

I Am The Wind

I am the wind beneath my own wings!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Chaotic Press Conferences

Be aware that apparently "chaotic" press conferences can in fact be deliberately scripted smoke and mirror exercises designed to distract people from substantive issues.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Fear

Don't let the fear generated by politicians and lurid media headlines rule your life.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Omelettes

When you order an omelette, don't blame the chef when he breaks the eggs!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Coasters

Coasters are most effective when glasses and cups are actually placed upon them, rather than next to them!

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

The Tortoise and The Hare

People are oft to think the lesson of Aesop's tortoise and the hare is that a slow methodical approach will achieve victory.

This is not the case.

The reason that hare lost was because he was a posturing, self promoting, arrogant, idiot.

The fact is, had the hare moderated his behaviour he would have won hands down!

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Monday, February 06, 2017

Lines In The Sand

Lines ion the sand tend not to be rigid, as sand is very malleable.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Advice To World Leaders

Don't get in a fight with the Australians.

Juts ask the Japanese how that went in the last war!

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Fire Starters

Do not put fire starters in positions of power and authority.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

January Finally Over!

At last the seemingly never ending month of January is over!

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Advice To The World

Have a care you don't have a collective mental breakdown, nature will take its course

Monday, January 30, 2017

How To Use An ATM

When an ATM pays out, always do a dance of appreciation to thank it; thereby increasing the chances of it paying out the next time you use it.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

The Beast Within


The beast is not trying to get in, he is trying to claw his way out!

Beware the beast within.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Happy Burn's Night



I would like to wish all my Scottish friends, and those friends who enjoy haggis and whisky or who think they are Scottish, a very happy Burn's Night!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Advice To The Media

If you want to avoid being trolled and manipulated by certain politicians, then stop focussing on trivia and what the politician says (which he/she does for effect and as a means of chaff). Focus on the major issues and significant actions (if any) taken by said politician.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Freezing Fog - The Joy of Monday

What better way to start Monday than a shroud of freezing fog heralding the dawn!

Friday, January 20, 2017

Happy Inauguration Day - Trump In Perspective





Today Donald Trump takes the oath of office, to become the 45th President of the United States of America.

Ignoring the hyperbole of his supporters and detractors, here is a simple primer for those who want to grasp what may or may not happen during his term of office.

1 Trump should be taken seriously, but not literally.

2 He has learned from numerous series of the Apprentice to use conflict as a means of determining who are the most powerful/strong people in a room. You may expect him to apply the same techniques when in office.

3 He, and his team, are deal makers. All agreements both internal and international are now up for renegotiation. View him through the prism of business and deal making, not politics.

4 For those of you who are not citizens of the USA, he is not your president. Those of you who are citizens of the USA, whether you voted for him or not, like it or not he is your President.

5 As you wait for the inauguration at midday EST (17:00 GMT) take time out to watch the most excellent film "Seven Days In May". It's plot centres around a military-political cabal's planned take-over of the United States government in reaction to the president's negotiation of a disarmament treaty with the Soviet Union.


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Momentous Change

Change is never quite as "momentous" as thought by those undergoing it when viewed through the prism of history.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Southern Rail Resumes "Full Service"

All very well and good, maybe. However, "full service" is a highly subjective term!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Rank

Rank bestows upon people the authority to be right when they are wrong.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Friday, January 13, 2017

Thundersnow


Thundersnow in Britain is a figment of the imagination of an ignorant media and an hysterical met office!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Measure of Success

The measure of success of a leader (be it political or business) is that person's legacy (financial, crime statistics, general standard of living, wars being waged etc), and the nature of the leader/system that follows.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Advice To The UK Media

You know perfectly well that there is bugger all chance of the UK being hit by "thundersnow" in the next 24 hours, yet your headlines say the exact opposite.

Oh, and by the way, since when did we ever in the UK refer to snow storms etc as "thundersnow"?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Monday, January 09, 2017

Unlimited Options and Choices

Unlimited options and choices results in excessive dithering for some people.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Exit Strategies

When going into business with others, always ensure there is a well thought through and agreed exit strategy.