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

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006


Increasing the number of troops on the ground to try to quell a foreign civil war merely makes matters worse.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Talking Heads

Beware talking heads, who claim to be "experts" on life and events, they are disembodied with no substance,

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Faith and Ignorance

Policies driven by faith based analysis and ignorance are doomed to failure.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Head On

Sometimes an issue is best addressed head on, avoiding the issue merely exacerbates it.

Thursday, December 14, 2006


Plumptuous is a word that is not used nearly enough, I commend it to you.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Audit Committees

Audit committees function best when the members are awake, and do not doze off.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Contrary to the hype surrounding the "instant gratification" society that we live in, waiting for something is in fact good for you.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Fat People

Why can't fat people be allowed to be fat?

Stigmatising part of the population, because they do not fit in with current theories as to what constitutes human physical perfection, is wrong.

Thursday, November 30, 2006


For a real insight into the effectiveness, or otherwise, of sanctions just ask Fidel Castro.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Walk The Extra Mile

The people who do the actual fighting and dying are those who would walk the extra mile to avoid war.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Friday, November 24, 2006

Mocking Politicians

The mocking of politicians' vanity, habits and competence by the media is the sign of a healthy democracy.

Reminding politicians of their failings keeps them on the straight and narrow.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006


No matter how large a freezer, it is never large enough; especially in the run up towards Christmas.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


Democracies are not perfect.

However, they work because people know that no matter how bad an administration may be, it can be voted out of office come the next election.

Monday, November 20, 2006

The Advancement of Society

The only way for a society to advance and improve itself is for every rock to be kicked over, and every dark dingy place to have a bright light focused on it; so that the unpleasant nasty little creatures, that inhabit that twilight world, are exposed for all to see.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Second Guessing

Do not try to second guess past decisions and actions, it is waste of time and resources.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Past Decisions

Past decisions are dead decisions, and should not be revisited.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Face Saving

Offering an enemy a face saving alternative is a just as an important weapon in a country's arsenal as bombs and guns.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

The Future

We all have a stake in the future, yet there are many who still prefer to live in the past.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Playing The Victim

People, races and religions that seek to engender public support by playing the victim should think again.

It is a policy that loses them people's respect, and makes them forever the victim.

These "professional" victims should get off their knees!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


A good leader often has to ask people to make sacrifices to achieve goals.

The best leaders sometimes have to sacrifice themselves.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Riding The Bus

Most people spend their lives riding the bus, when in fact they should be driving the bus.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Hearing Voices

When one man claims that he hears voices in his head, he is called mad.

When millions of people claim that they hear God talking to them, they are called religious.

Thursday, November 02, 2006


Never set up a public inquiry if you don't know the outcome in advance.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006


Have the courage to fail, and you will climb mountains.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Advice To Event Organisers

When organising a public event, such as a conference, make sure that you have sufficient funds to pay the suppliers/caterers etc.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


A footprint doesn't look anything like a boot.

Friday, October 27, 2006


A weak man will always take extreme actions to prove himself.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Leaving Things To The Last Minute

Do not leave things to the last minute.

Inevitably you will not have time to deal with them properly, and it is unfair on those around you who you end up asking to help you out.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Missed Deadlines




Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Playing The Victim

Some groups wallow in the succor and comfort of playing the victim.

They should stop this, and earn people's respect by standing up for themselves rather than relying on others to do it for them.

Monday, October 23, 2006


It is inadvisable to get involved in a fight with someone who has nothing to lose.

Friday, October 20, 2006


The man who walks barefoot should have no fear of the man wearing shoes.

Who is to say that the man wearing shoes does not find them restrictive and uncomfortable?

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Making an Offer

When negotiating the purchase of an item, irrespective of your price limit, it is important to have the money to hand to fund the transaction.

Failure to complete on a deal makes you look unreliable and dishonest.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


The only person that you should compete against is yourself.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


One can never be dull in one's own company.

Monday, October 16, 2006


Wisdom is never gained by one bite of the apple. The entire orchard must be harvested first, before wisdom can be truly achieved.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Challenging Deadlines

Businesses stand a better chance of success when management and staff are set challenging deadlines and tasks, which push them to find the best within themselves.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


When a wall obstructs your progress, if you can't go around it then knock it down.

Do not let things get in your way.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


It's not the food that you eat that is bad for you, but the variety and quantity.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The Fiery Pit

Into the fiery pit of despair let us plunge our hands, and draw forth a
nugget of gold forged in the crucible of flames.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Bold Gestures

Bold gestures can give history a nudge.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Those who shout the loudest may find that their message is obscured, and maybe even not heard, because of the noise that they are making.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

People Management

Managing people without their knowing that you are managing them is a very valuable, and rare, skill.

Monday, October 02, 2006


A good leader never shies away from tough decisions.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Countries and individuals with power over others should exercise that power with humility and sparingly.

The more the power is used, the less effective it becomes and one day the situation may well be reversed.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Losing Office

Losing office gives one the taste of freedom that presidents and CEO's can only dream of.

Friday, September 22, 2006


It is wise not to display your ignorance on a bulletin board.

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Deadlines are the liberators of human drive and energy.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006


Laughter is the shortest distance between two people, and is the best way to break down barriers.


Laughter is the shortest distance between two people, and is the best way to break down barriers.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Expunge The Past At Your Peril

Those who seek to change the present and enhance their own power by expunging comments, people and actions from history are in danger of themselves being expunged.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Carpe Diem

It is quite possible that some people, because of their parsimonious attitude to life, will die without ever having been alive.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Political Parties

Beware political parties or leaders that make repeated emphasis of the words "the people" (a loathsome expression), they do not seek to serve the citizens who vote for them but their own self interest and the self interest of a chosen elite.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006


It is not usually an emperor's privilege to hear the truth spoken to his face.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006


The best laid plans, and well thought through strategies, will often "come a cropper" as a result of the one unpredictable element essential to all of them...people.

Were it to become possible to remove people from a plan, then you would be assured of success.

Monday, September 11, 2006


A regime or government that offers it subjects no hope of better things to come, but merely offers them a perpetual struggle against a state hyped "threat", is destined to be consigned to the funeral pyre of history.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Advice To Rail Passengers

Seats are for people, not; feet, bags or any other assorted crap that you choose to try to isolate yourself from other passengers with.

With regards to mobile phones; no, we are not at all interested in hearing about Chloe's latest date or what John said during that urgent business meeting. In short, keep your voices down when talking on mobile phones.

Alarm Clocks

Beware alarm clocks, their shrill early morning tones can be injurious to your health and mental well being.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Great Lies of The 21st Century

High speed high capacity broadband for domestic users.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Politicians and The Media

Politicians who leak policy announcements and related information to the media, without using the normal political channels (eg parliament) have nothing but contempt for the political and democratic system within which they operate.

These politicians should be removed from office immediately.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006


Advice to teenagers.

Do not slouch, a slovenly and lazy posture adds nothing to your "status" in the world.

Monday, September 04, 2006


Leaders with sick minds tend to pass on that sickness to those that they lead.

Sick leaders should be removed from office immediately.

Saturday, September 02, 2006


It is unwise for an insane man to hold high office, whether he is a CEO or prime Minister.

When insanity becomes apparent, it is the duty of those around him to remove him from office.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Press Releases

It is unwise to issue press releases when suffering from a hangover.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Playing The Victim

Those who play the victim, will always be the victim.

Get off your knees, and earn people's respect.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Manners, like water, tend to evaporate in the heat.

In order to restore the equilibrium, tip a bucket of cold water over the ill mannered individual.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

God and Religion

God, if he exists, does not need a flawed man made religion to validate his existence.

Monday, August 28, 2006


Never underestimate man's capacity for stupidity.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Companies, Governments and Buckets

Companies and governments are like buckets with holes, they leak.

Friday, August 25, 2006


Risk is the spice that gives life flavour.

Thursday, August 24, 2006


Hearing is not the same as listening.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Looking is not the same as reading and understanding.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Brinkmanship can be an effective tool in negotiations. However, those who seek to employ this tool must take care not to tip over the brink.

Monday, August 21, 2006


Beware the colleague who claims altruism when he says:

"I am only suggesting this for your own good"

He is lying, the suggestion is in fact for his private benefit.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


Why do pc's chose the most annoying times to download updates, which invariably slow the workings of the pc down to a snail's pace?

Friday, August 18, 2006

Advice To Owners of Pushchairs

Pushchairs are not battering rams or instruments of aggression, they are designed to convey an infant from A to B in a safe and efficient manner.

Using them as anything other than a means of conveyance puts the safety of the child at risk, and greatly irritates other pedestrians.

Thursday, August 17, 2006


To exercise control over a company, you do not always need to have 51% of the shares.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Joining The Dots

Beware the politician that seeks to join the dots, and seeks "connectivity", between threats and events.

Invariably the "connections" are not as strong as the politician would have you believe, more often than not the dots are being joined to promote the particular political fetish/objective of the politician.

Joining the dots is a dangerous political simplification, and should be treated with extreme caution.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006


You will not be able to soar like an eagle if you mix with turkeys.

Monday, August 14, 2006


The purest water is rarely inhabited by fish.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


Never assume that people know what you know.

Friday, August 11, 2006


Beware that unverified gossip and "opinion" become news and accepted fact.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Beware the politician that tries to use military force against a faith or an idea. Faith can no more be killed by force of arms, than the earth be stopped from revolving around the sun.

The only way to negate a faith is to expose those who follow it to other ideas and cultures, thereby allowing them to come to their own conclusions about that faith/idea and follow their own paths.

Politicians who seek to use force of arms merely strengthen the faith/idea which they attack, and demonstrate their own intellectual shortcomings.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006


Military invasions and aggressive military operations can only succeed if the invading force has critical mass. Those that subscribe to the modern doctrine of "invasion light" are fools.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Air Conditioning

Excessive air conditioning is worse than no air conditioning, it is a great waste of resources and a threat to health.

Monday, August 07, 2006


If there is a God, and if he is perfect, the interpretation of his will on earth by man in the form of religion is inevitably flawed, given that man is a flawed being.

As such, people should not live their lives by rigidly adhering to religious teachings.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


Holidays are the best time to do business and make money.

Continental Europe should take note, unless it wants the Anglo Saxons and Asia Pacific to continue to steal the march on it.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006


You can never have too many eggs in your fridge.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


It is illogical to fight against one's own nature.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Ethics cannot be applied selectively, to suit your mood or the circumstances, either in business or in foreign policy.

Monday, July 31, 2006


In order for diplomacy to actually work and be effective, it is necessary for countries to have both formal and informal contacts with each other, as well as diplomats actually placed in situ.

Countries that do not have these arrangements, do not have a hope in hell of resolving issues diplomatically.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Offices of State

It is entirely correct and proper that Offices of State such as; the President, the Prime Minister, the King/Queen etc should be respected.

However, it is not always the case that those people who hold these offices are, or indeed should be, respected.

Friday, July 28, 2006

War By Proxy

Those nations that conduct war by proxy, in the hope of avoiding becoming directly involved, are living in a fool's paradise.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Advice For Those Who Suffer From The Heat

Eat a large Eisbein with mashed potato.

This will assist the sweating process, and provide you with much needed protein and salt.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Good Leadership

A good leader does not leave his men on the beach.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Advice To Call Centres

1 Employ people who speak English

2 Employ people who do not have heavy regional accents

3 Ensure that your staff place the phone close enough to their heads, so that they can actually be heard when they are speaking

4 Shrivel up and die

Monday, July 24, 2006

Advice To Mexican Restaurants

Minced beef flavoured with chili powder, does not constitute a chili con carne.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Thursday, July 20, 2006

"Chances of a Lifetime"

"Chances of lifetimes" are often "offered" by buyers and sellers, yet the
person being offered this chance often rejects it, funny that!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


Professional companies and organisations answer emails, letters and phone calls from their customers.

Amateurs, unprofessionals and failing companies don't.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Negative Emails

Sending negative sounding e-mails, when there is no need, is a bad habit.

It is to be avoided.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Advice To "Professional" Chefs

Check your egos and temperaments in at the front door, before you enter the kitchen.

When a customer asks you to fry an egg, do it; don't argue that you are too busy. The customer comes first, not your egos, vanity and arrogance.

Saturday, July 15, 2006


No one can ever hope to make a realistic assessment of a country's intentions, or capabilities, if they do not have direct contact with that country and people on the ground there.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Think About It

We have two eyes, two ears but only one tongue.

Think about it!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Post Vacation Depression

The cure for post vacation depression is to simply not come back from vacation.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Weather Forecasts

Weather forecasts are either hopelessly wrong, or a statement of the bleedin' obvious.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Loud Feet

Walk with loud feet to enhance your authority.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006


As sure as eggs are eggs, nemesis follows hubris.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Pissing In Saunas

Pissing in the sauna is not to be recommended. It is unsanitary, and presents the pisser with the danger of steam burns in sensitive areas.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Judge Ye Not

Don't be so small-minded as to judge someone by the size of their car.

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.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006


Politicians can survive most things, except ridicule; once they are deemed to be ridiculous in the eyes of the voters and their colleagues, they are finished.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Travelling By Plane

It is clear that many people who travel by plane, lack the basic skills necessary to embark upon such a journey.

First time travellers and the ignorant should be placed on mandatory training courses, which would cover the following:

1 Ensuring that they have all the relevant documents, eg passport tickets etc, to hand when checking in

2 Minimising conversation with the check in staff, so as not to delay those in the queue behind

3 Bringing only essential items onto the aircraft, rather than the kitchen sink

4 Turning mobile phones off when told

5 Ensuring that banned items, eg knives, are not brought through security

6 Doing as told by airline staff

7 Consideration for other travellers

8 Not talking to the person in the seat nextdoor, unless invited

Follow the above rules, and the journey will be far more pleasant and speedy for all.

Monday, May 29, 2006

Answering Machines

When confronted with an answering machine I strongly recommend that the caller leaves a message, rather then ring back a dozen times during the day.

The constant calling, and blank messages on the answering machine, merely serve to irritate the person being called.

Friday, May 26, 2006


Why do we pay politicians?

The best person most suited to public service is someone who can afford to do this without a salary; ie someone who is doing it not for money or patronage.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


As sure as eggs are eggs, you can guarantee that if you organise a barbecue even in the midst of a hot summer it will rain on the day of the barbecue.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

The Law

The law, and those who seek to enforce the law, can only attain the respect of people if common sense is exercised when enforcing it.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Many a potentially successful project has failed, before it has even started, owing to a lack of faith.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Unanswered Emails

An email unanswered is an abomination.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


History rewards those who demand the impossible.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Male Pattern Baldness

Why is that in science fiction shows, that portray a future where diseases are cured and mankind lives a long and healthy life, the cure for male pattern baldness has not been found?

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Great Lies of Today

"We are very sorry to hear of your disappointment with our service".

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures do not succeed if one of the partners treats the other merely as a "cash cow".

Monday, May 15, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Over Prescriptive Governments

An over prescriptive government is a weak government, anxious to try to prove its machismo.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Health Obsession

The Western world's current obsession with healthy eating and "turning the clock back" is not at all healthy, it reveals a self obsessed fearful culture that refuses to accept the inevitability of ageing and change.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Missed Deadlines

Missed deadlines are a clear warning sign that something is amiss.

Beware dealing with people and organisations that cannot meet a deadline.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Success and failure in politics is determined by momentum.

Friday, May 05, 2006

The Fickleness of The Sun

As sure as eggs are eggs, as soon as you are ready to go out into the sunshine a cloud will appear.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Extended Guarantees

Extended guarantees are the rip off of the century. The companies that try to sell these worthless products know full well that they are not worth the outlay.

They should be treated with the comtempt that they deserve.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


People and organisations that miss deadlines, miss opportunities.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Money is not a self replicating product, large quantities of it can only be amassed by hard diligent work.

Those that try to say otherwise are indolent idiots.

Sunday, April 30, 2006


By definition everything is new, therefore why are we surprised by events?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Kittens and Biscuits

A cat can have kittens in the oven.

However, that doesn't make them biscuits.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

If The Shoe Doesn't Fit

If the shoe doesn't fit then, the chances are, it isn't your shoe.

Monday, April 24, 2006

A Flood of Words

A flood of words rarely produces more than a few drops of common sense and value.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Early to Bed

Beware the politician who goes to bed early each day, by shutting the world off at such an early hour they betray a lack of understanding of the realities of life.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Those who seek consensus are invariably disappointed and frustrated at the outcome.

It is a suboptimal solution, and will inevitably ensure that the issues that need to be addressed are in fact not addressed.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Kick Start

Kick start your day with an Irish coffee.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Failure II

Failure is the irresistible consequence of success.

Monday, April 10, 2006


There is no such thing as failure, it is merely a process of elimination.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

The Light at The End of The Tunnel

Beware the light at the end of the tunnel, it may be an oncoming train!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Domain Names

When buying a domain name, make sure that you have spelt it correctly.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Democracies and War

Democratically elected leaders all desire the credibility and authority that a victory in war can bring them.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Office vs Power

Some labour under the delusion that gaining office is the same as gaining power.

It is not!

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Family Businesses

Those with ambition and drive should avoid joining a family run business, if they wish to climb the corporate ladder on their own merits.

In a family business the only way up the ladder is via arse kissing, or marriage into the family.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Blocked Nose

If you are suffering from a blocked nose, chew a fresh clove of garlic.

It is highly effective at easing the blockage.

Monday, March 27, 2006


It is not enough to survive, you have to be worthy to survive as well.

Friday, March 24, 2006

Ready Made Meals

Ready made meals are the opium of the lazy and indolent. They are expensive, and awash with excess salt and fat.

They should be avoided at all costs.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Restaurant Kitchens

Beware restaurants where the kitchen has no banter or atmosphere.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Move With The Times

Move with the times, or the times will move you.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

The Quiet Ones

The quiet ones are the ones who change the universe, the loud ones take the credit.

Monday, March 20, 2006


Each day, each hour, each second in time is unique and should be savoured.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

The Immutable Laws of The Universe

The Immutable Laws of The Universe are as follows:
  • It is impossible to achieve a state of zero risk

  • The costs of trying to achieve zero risk are truly staggering, and are simply not economically viable

  • Struggle gives life meaning

  • Profit is the reward for risk.

    We live in a capitalist society, and rely on companies and individuals to earn money to make the economy work and grow. Without this growth we would still all be festering in caves.

    Zero risk means zero profit, which in turn means that no one would go into business and the economy would grind to a halt

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


Life is the same now as it was when it first emerged from the primeval swamp.

The only difference between then and now being the forms that life takes.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Relying on The State

Relying on the state to act as arbiter in day to day situations simply turns people into mindless automatons, destined to decay and wallow in their own filth as they wait for the state to wipe their bottoms.

Monday, March 13, 2006


Man is small when measured against the vastness of space and time.

However, his limitless dreams and vision transcend those parameters.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Dreams and Nightmares

Dreams and nightmares need to be fed if they are to be kept alive.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

The Achievements of The Past

There is a tendency in the Western World to belittle and underestimate the achievements so the past.

This is a foolish, arrogant and dangerous notion; as it ignores the knowledge that our ancestors took generations to accumulate, and means that we do not learn from past mistakes.

Arrogance comes before a fall.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Coffee Centres

Does anyone actually like coffee centred chocolates?

Monday, March 06, 2006


Memory anchors us in time, and gives us perspective on our place in the universe.

Friday, March 03, 2006


In order for mankind to develop and improve it is important that people are not held back, in a misguided attempt by the state to "protect" those at the lower echelons, by those at the lowest level of society.

People need to be challenged, by aspiring to the standards set by those at the very top, in order to give of their best.

The resulting improvements and developments will be to everyone's benefit.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

The Future

We live in a universe of infinite possibilities, every choice that we make takes us down a different path to a different universe.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

The Past

You cannot change the past, but you can change the future.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Dark Side

Mankind seeks to rid itself of its dark side, yet it is the dark side that gives us our strength, ambition and drive.

Without these qualities man would still be living in caves.

Monday, February 27, 2006


Those who breed a culture of spying and reporting the actions of others, eventually get spied on themselves.

Friday, February 24, 2006

The Market

Let the market decide where to allocate resources, not the five year plan.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


Capitalism transcends all ideologies and geographical boundaries.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

The Rush To Legislate

Beware politicians who rush to legislate, without thinking through the consequences of their legislation, it will be the people that they govern who pay the price for the sloppy legislation.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Progress and pain are synonymous with each other, that is why they both begin with a "P".

Monday, February 20, 2006

Capital Expenditure

Before committing yourselves to a major piece of capital expenditure, always ensure that you actually know what you want your "bright, new, shiny" machine to do; and make sure that it can actually do it.

Friday, February 17, 2006

The Iron Content of Liver

Liver reputedly has a high iron content, yet you cannot pick it up with a magnet.


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Rich or Poor

It doesn't matter as to whether you are rich or poor, so long as you have enough money.

Monday, February 13, 2006


Those that deny their inner darkness, deny their own existence.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Hotel Quotes

Always double check the quotes that you receive for hotel accommodation against the amount actually charged on you bill.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Eating an Elephant

The best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time.

As it is for an elephant, so it is for the problems that life throws at you.

They should be taken one bite at a time.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


Tricky things are families.

They know exactly where your weak spots are, and know exactly how to exploit those weak spots.

The one saving grace is that this technique works both ways!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Change and Adaptation

The evolution of species provides us with a very important lesson about life. Those organisations and individuals that do not adapt to change, will die out.

The same can be said for those religions that do not grow and adapt to the changes that take place in society.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Hot Tubs

Hot tubs are unhealthy and unsanitary.

They should be avoided.

Friday, February 03, 2006

When Things Go Wrong

It is a law of the universe that when things go wrong, they go wrong in threes.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Politicians and Their Families

Beware the politician that pushes his family life to the forefront of his political campaign.

The chances are that he is hiding a deep, dark secret that would expose the "happy family" as a total fiction.

Can such a person be trusted?


Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The Cure For Unhealthy Celebrity Fixations

One very unhealthy aspect of modern society is the obsessive fixation that the media and some individuals have with celebrities.

There is an easy cure for this unhealthy fixation, simply visualise your favourite celebrity on the toilet.

Problem solved!

Monday, January 30, 2006


Respect for individuals or groups can only be earned, it cannot be created or enforced by legislation.

Those who seek to use legislation, to enforce respect, are immature and lacking in self respect.

Saturday, January 28, 2006


There is a fine line between optimism and delusion.

Friday, January 27, 2006


It is a fact of life that the more someone tells you to cheer up, when you are down, the worse your mood will become.

The best cure for a bad mood is to be left in peace and quiet, to work through it by yourself.

Thursday, January 26, 2006


Business associates who bring nothing to the table in terms of; money, contacts, skills or ideas should be treated as deadwood and removed.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006


Better to have an albatross around your neck, than nothing at all.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006


Morality comes from your genes, not from a holy book.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Staff Toilets

The state of a business can be assessed by the state of the staff toilets.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Parents and Children

Parents and children spend their lives making each other feel guilty, they then continue to do it from beyond the grave.

Friday, January 20, 2006


When someone is dying, everybody loves them.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog that counts.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006


Turnover is vanity.

Profit is sanity.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


Perhaps you cannot cheat fate.

However, nonetheless, you should not stop trying.

Monday, January 16, 2006


I know what I know.

However, the question is, what don't I know?

Friday, January 13, 2006


Beware the politician or business leader that introduces new "initiatives" on a regular basis.

None of these will ever be implemented in an effective or efficient manner.

The person introducing them does not have the patience, or the ability, to manage their effective introduction.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Do Not Cosset Your Children

A crucial part of growing up is about learning how to handle accidents and mishaps.

Children who are wrapped in cotton wool grow into immature pathetic adults who are incapable of looking after themselves, and who rely on the state for every little thing.

Do Not Cosset Your Children.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Treat your waiter with respect, whilst they are serving your food, even if he or she is an utter shit.

Remember, the waiter is responsible for conveying your food from the kitchen to the table; a lot can happen in the short space of time.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Pride vs Principle

There is a fine dividing line between pride and principle.

Care should be exercised when taking a stand.