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Another new discovery?

I was a bit shocked yesterday to read the news that scientists have discovered a previously undetected human organ (apparently to be called the interstitium) just under the skin. It seems incredible that it wasn’t known before? Upon reading a number of articles this morning and speaking with a knowledgeable person on the topic, it appears that this revolutionary new discovery is not so new after all. (Although it does already have its own Instertitium/Wikkipedia page). I like discovering new knowledge, in fact my brain is constantly on the lookout for it.  But more often than not, when I sit [...]

2018-03-30T11:11:27+00:00 0 Comments

I know how you feel

Maybe you have heard about this already but recently I came across a very rare but fascinating human condition called ‘Mirror-touch synesthesia.’ It is commonly known that people with extremely high levels of Emmotional Intelligence (EQ) are sensitive to other people’s moods and feelings but people with Mirror-touch Synesthesia experience this on a completely other level, they actually feel the sensations of others. Imagine you are in a meeting, observing someone across the table, and you notice them touching their right cheek with their fingers. If you had Mirror-touch Synesthesia, you would feel the touch of fingers on your left [...]

2018-03-23T12:44:33+00:00 0 Comments

Simplification

As I head towards the year end, on top of all the other stuff I am doing, I am clearing my life of all unnecessary complexity. When I say life, I mean business life.  Not only am I cleaning up data, I am cleaning up my actual businesses too. When I last counted I had 9 VAT numbers that I was responsible for! And although I am not the sole director of four of them, it still leaves a bunch over that need governance and managing.  So I am simplifying things. I am reducing the number of credit cards and [...]

2017-11-28T09:19:01+00:00 0 Comments

It’s always necessary to speak the truth but…

Like most people, having been brought up always to tell the truth, I learnt quite early on just how tricky it can be. Later, in my younger adult years, I became a Quaker and speaking ‘truth to power’ was considered an important foundation.  In fact, Quakers have, for centuries, had the right to refuse to swear on the bible when giving evidence in a court of law, asserting that their ‘word’ is sufficient. However, as we all know speaking the truth can be almost impossible (or even foolish) at times.  Therefore, it was with light relief that I heard the [...]

2017-08-22T12:47:00+00:00 0 Comments

Predictability makes us vulnerable

I think no matter how much of an individual we like to think we are, we are all predictable. Our lives are so busy and perhaps even complicated, that we uncomplicate it with routine. Our predictability makes us vulnerable to being exploited and its actually harder than one might think, to not be predictable. Every person reading this blog will have, at some point, had to create and remember a password or a PIN, perhaps even several. IT security experts will tell us to never use the same password and to change them regularly. Banks especially advise us not to [...]

2017-07-08T08:46:41+00:00 0 Comments