Mentoring-life is looking for the pony...

Were I to start off in a life mentoring role, I would ask the individual to think of themselves as the mentor and ask how they would advise themselves. So a good way to start would be to set out a personal SWAT (strength, weakness, opportunities and... Read More

What is worse than fake news?

With our daily exposure to fake news through the traditional media and now where everyone with a computer seems to want to write a BLOG, we see something more insidious creeping in. This is twisting what could be real news into something which looks like... Read More

About to come to a school near you

About to launch a book on what robotics will bring to our future, with the speed of development around us in the world today, it would appear that education as we know it is being surpassed. Things move so fast the systems can't keep up. In the past it... Read More

Killing them softly

With euthanasia debates progressing through various parliaments, the focus is again on the rights or wrongs of someone’s right to take their own life. The famous Australian labour powerbroker and spokesman Graham Richardson, himself in dire medical... Read More

National Urban Development Strategy

Reviewing national urban development strategies for developing countries this could at the same time apply to strategies for those already developed. One only has to look at some of the choked multilane highways in California and gridlock in other cities... Read More

Falling on deaf ears

Humans are social animals which means that like to congregate in groups. This obviously means that no one really likes to speak out of turn and generally people run with the herd, even if they don’t subscribe to all of whatever a current state of... Read More

What is the truth?

Trump probably can lay claim to popularisation of the term “Fake News”. Stretch that further and it becomes fake truth. What is truth coordinates with the theory of relativity because truth itself is really in the eyes of the beholder who sees it from... Read More

Make it easy for people to give you money

As Global Strategy Consultants, one of our specialties is to provide advice on how to make it easy for people to give you money. Think about it, look at what business you are in and see whether you are really making is as easy as possible for people to... Read More

An exercise in futility

As an analyst sifting through facts, you don’t allow personal emotions, likes or dislikes to get in the way. With the up and coming postal vote on Yes or No to same sex marriage, the result will be a NO. This is how it was possible to publish that Trump... Read More

Missing the obvious

Not having heard from Obama for a while, it's worthwhile remembering that as reported above, he did at least comment on the possibility of a universal basic income but as with so many other things he handled, the question was left wide open. The problem... Read More