11 June 2021

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Smug-norance

Smug-norance

by Philip Smith
Many experts, commentators, talking heads, presenters and academics on TV and other media, are full of self-importance and deliver opinions as statements of fact, that are often completely bereft of any real knowledge, truth or even a vestige of "fact". These "expert opinions" covers everything from economics to geopolitics, potentially making the expressed opinions very dangerous. ( also known as propaganda ) These are often the opinion leaders and social influencer...

11 April 2021

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Where is the line in your oraganisation?

Where is the line in your oraganisation?

by Philip Smith
There is a cost to organisations for maintaining the "line"? Finding this invisible line can be hard at times, but if you have one in your organisation it is important to find it.  Your future might depend on it. Look for signs of this line within the structure of power and control.  One indicator is when blame is directed below the line, praise will always be allocated above the line. Should you encounter this, know that you are in trouble.  If you occupy t...

11 December 2020

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Meetings, Bloody meetings.

Meetings, Bloody meetings.

by Philip Smith
How acquiescence can make us stupid. For almost a year now we have been subjected to arbitrary rules and regulations. Today we can have 10 people at a funeral, 15 at a wedding but only the bride and groom may dance, 30,000 people at a footy game, cant order a drink at the bar unless you wear a mask, but you can sit down with 2 friends for dinner, providing they have red hair and are left handed. The QLD Chief medical officer admitted, on television, that the footy game, with 30,000 fans...

10 November 2020

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Little things

Little things

by Philip Smith
Many "experts" urge us to ignoring the small stuff, but maybe some of the "small stuff" really matters.

Last week somebody posted this It grates me the wrong way so hard when I call someone and their receptionist/gate keeper asks if that person was expecting my call. NO NO we do not schedule every brief phone call into our calendars, so at this EXACT moment in time, NO, she is not sitting by the phone waiting for me to call. That's WHY I am calling - to speak to ...

1 November 2020

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An interesting riddle in need of a good detective

An interesting riddle in need of a good detective

by Philip Smith
My quest in writing this is to find a few "clever detectives" who might be able to cast some light on a riddle. As one gets older, it is easy to forget that happened a long time ago, no matter how strange the event might have been at the time. Here is a story and a mystery, looking for a solution. All suggestions would be hugely appreciated, even if it only shows the creative genius of all the clever people out there.    How the mystery began  - Way back in ...