Monthly Archives: January 2011

UK plc loses the plot in World Service cutbacks

News of the BBC wielding the axe to its World Service, with more than a quarter of its staff losing their jobs and closing five of its foreign language services is further evidence of UK plc missing the plot. In … Continue reading

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Open Creativity Course February 2nd in London

A rare chance to enjoy one of my open courses to extend your creative skills and pick up many valuable lessons is on offer through the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. ‘Creativity’ takes place on Wednesday, February 2nd at the … Continue reading

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No to Olympic Stadium in the home run

The news of the plans for the long-term use of the Olympic Stadium at Stratford – and the potential for my beloved West Ham to move in – reminded me of how I felt when my family moved home. While … Continue reading

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Free e book to launch ‘Blue Science’ campaign

The growth in what is called ‘compound scientific illiteracy is prompting my new campaign, BLUE Science, to tackle the problem of scientific illiteracy – which it claims is one of the biggest threats facing our society. A recent Ofsted report … Continue reading

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6 management lessons from the ‘King’s Speech’

The Oscar and BAFTA-tipped ‘The King’s Speech’ is a great film but also highlights valuable lessons for managers – with its story centred on the relationship between King George VI (the client, played by Colin Firth) and his unorthodox speech therapist, … Continue reading

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The truthiness about ‘Blue Monday’

In a political debate the American Senator Moynihan said: ‘You can have your own opinions, but you can’t have your own facts.’ I want to disagree with him. Not because I want to mislead, lie, or create some form of … Continue reading

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The major truth underlying ‘Blue Monday’

Using scientific method I have learnt that you cannot prove an hypothesis from observation, you can only disprove it.   There is no data to quantify the mood and state of people’s thinking on the particular day of ‘Blue Monday’. … Continue reading

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This year is so bad – we have 2 Blue Mondays!

What an amazing amount of media coverage, blogging, Twitter trend activity and charity fund-raising activity there has been for Blue Monday. The good news about the so-called bad news day is that there is another one to come! The forthcoming … Continue reading

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Blue Monday – to mark launch of BLUE Science campaign

Why science gets the reputation it deserves Pt 1This year’s Blue Monday celebrations – the symbolically most depressing day of the year on Monday January 24th – is marking the launch of a new campaign, BLUE Science, to tackle the … Continue reading

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Twixtmas sees rise in porn

The Twixtmas period – the 5 days between Christmas and New Year – saw a rise of a different kind – and certainly not one promoted by the Twixtmas campaign – a rise in pornography!  Google research has provided evidence … Continue reading

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