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

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Poker Players

Experienced poker players do not take advice when at the table in the middle of a game.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Modern Communications

The danger of the speed of our modern communications systems (eg internet, email, phone, video, TV etc), is that the advantages of news/information/data being disseminated in the blinking of an eye are more than outweighed by the disadvantage that our stone age brains cannot properly process or calmly react to the data.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Advice To The Chancellor

Capitalist economies thrive on confidence, unfortunately your budget speech provided precious little confidence to foster an economic recovery.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


People become exceptionally malleable when they allow their emotions take control.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Budget Day

Expect higher taxes, broken promises and "bigging up" rhetoric from Darling and Brown today.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Green Shoots

Beware the politician who claims to see the "green shoots" of economic recovery. These "green shoots" may in fact be only weeds.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Art of War

Ensure that the other side's troops do the dying, rather than your own.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Advice To Prime Ministers

The poison that you spread about others will eventually infect you.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bank Rescue Packages

Those who complain about the existence and size of the bank rescue packages put together by governments should bear in mind that the packages were not designed to save the banks, but were designed to save the economy from the banks.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Great Con Tricks of The 21st Century

Leisure club membership agreements, whereby the member commits to pay for 6-12 months irrespective of the functioning of the facilities/equipment of the club.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

How To Spot a Conman - Part IV

He refuses to provide an accounting of his expenditure of the company's money when asked to do so by an investor.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

How To Spot a Conman - Part III

He attempts to enforce an agreement that has time expired, whereby consideration, title and control never passed from one party to another.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

How To Spot a Conman - Part II

He attempts to claim expenses, that were not contractually agreed, from more than one individual/organisation for the same amount.

Monday, April 06, 2009

How To Spot a Conman - Part I

He misspells "Prejudice" when writing a threatening "legal" letter that uses the phrase "Without Prejudice".

Friday, April 03, 2009

Bold Actions

Sometimes bold, headline grabbing, actions are required to kick start diplomatic processes and unblock logjams.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Advice To Webmasters

Before requesting link exchanges, visit the site that you want to exchange links with to see if it has any relevance at all to your site.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Advice To The Media

Re Jacqui Smiths TV expenses, it's not the "adult" films that are the issue, it is the fact that she claimed expenses for which she had no entitlement.