Broccoli makes you taller . . .

A study, published this week in the International Journal of Psychology, examined the use of “instrumental lying” by parents – and found that such tactically-deployed falsehoods were used by an overwhelming majority of parents in both the United States and China. The study found there was an acceptance of such lies among parents when they […]

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Last Saturday following a six-year battle, 17 year old Alice Pyne succumbed to cancer. Over the last 2 years, Alice inspired thousands of people by documenting her story in a blog and in particular her bucket list. It wasn’t a list full of completely unachievable things –although she still had dreams. One dream was going to […]

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When is time to step aside?

The Olympics divide opinion. There are plenty of people around the world who are doing their level best to avoid them altogether (although if you’re in the UK that would take quite a bit of effort and concentration!). There is some potential that this piece too, will divide opinion – so I should say what’s […]

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Shard of Change?

It’s undeniable: The Shard divides opinion like no other building in London. Rising 310m into the sky, it pierces the atmosphere and seems unashamedly to shout “Look at me!” Regardless of your view of its design (and indeed, of its very presence) it is an amazing feat of engineering, that has drawn on the skills […]

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Companies revising their values

Last month the chief executive of my energy supplier invited me (to be fair, every customer) to join a web chat to explore their progress so far with an initiative to strengthen the level of trust they enjoy from customers.  Prompted by ofgem (2011), such companies need to transform their dealings with customers.  My supplier […]

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A Climate for Change

Over the last 60 years or so carbon dioxide (CO2) levels have risen more sharply and consistently than at any time over the previous 650,000 years.  Whilst there are many reasons for the rise and fall of CO2 levels, there is only one factor that can account for the current and unprecedented rise in CO2 […]

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