Think Backward, Conquer Forward: The Power of Backcasting

February 21, 2024 4 Min Read

Are you feeling overwhelmed by looming tasks and unclear goals? Project and task management often throw information at you, losing you in a sea of details. But what if you could approach projects differently, starting with a clear vision and working backwards to the specific actions needed? Enter the Natural Planning Model, a powerful approach that taps into your brain’s natural way of tackling challenges. Shifting the Paradigm: Traditional project…

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Ensuring Access to Information

October 13, 2023 5 Min Read

The growth of the Internet, the largest source of information and discussion in history It’s a daily occurrence to video call people on the other side of the world on my mobile as I sit drinking expresso in some artisan coffee shop connected to the largest repository of information ever. But as a child, I remember sitting on an old Mac (then a new one), watching still/slow video from a…

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Digital and Physical Personalisation

June 11, 2021 4 Min Read

Digital and Physical Personalisation As I write this, I’m sitting in a local coffee shop where the ambience of people talking and relaxing, as well as the staff’s level of friendliness and the fact the beans are ground on-premises are helping me to form a connection. Very different from the man who’s just came in while talking on his phone and ordered a takeaway coffee without even ending his call….

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Ask yourself some questions

May 31, 2020 0 Min Read

The lockdown is an opportunity to ask yourself some questions. 1. What is it you have really missed and who have you really missed? 2. How much of your life before was spent doing that or being with those people? 3. After this what will you do to make sure that you include the things and people that you missed in your life?

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Galileo and why we need Free Speech

May 29, 2020 1 Min Read

In 1610 Galileo published “Sidereus Nuncius” which outlined his observations he had made why researching the universe, which talked about moons around Jupiter and other wild stuff. In 1616 the inquisition declared the theory’s expressed to be heretical and his books were banned. He was ordered not to hold meetings, teach or defend his views, but being slight stubborn, he then went on to come up with a theory of…

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Emotion, Decisions and Compassion

May 26, 2020 2 Min Read

Let’s start a line of thought with some premise: One: No individual is responsible for the feelings of others, we are accountable for our emotions, and we own them completely the good along equally with the bad. Two: If we are not aware of our emotions and in control of there impact, they will affect our judgment and world view. Three: Judgments should be made based on reality without our…

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Mental Headspace

May 25, 2020 1 Min Read

Today I was involved in a private conversation where the subject of how I was glad that was introduced to debate at school and then at university and other organisations. One of the most useful lessons was to cultivate the ability to hold more than one viewpoint initial in different thinking/headspaces and over time, bring them together into one. Over time i learned about using different structures of language to…

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Thoughts on the EU referendum today

November 19, 2018 0 Min Read

During the referendum on the EU, I campaigned for Remain; I was not surprised when the result was to leave it was the most likely outcome. The aftermath divided the country; the result gave fuel to those pushing for Scottish Independence another tool in their argument which may bring some to their cause. I do believe in democracy and that when we begin to ignore the results, we weaken the…

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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it

August 10, 2018 1 Min Read

In the friends of Voltaire hall, there is a quote which I believe expresses one of the fundamental principles of our society “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” and it is this freedom of speech and the ability to question that is the only effective defence against extremism. While everyone agrees in the freedom of speech very few…

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The BBC and Freedom of Thought

April 14, 2018 1 Min Read

We currently live in a world where the BBC showing a dramatisation of a speech by a British politician Enoch Powell and including commentary from others who have different viewpoints is meet with comments that the BBC is enabling racism and putting people at risk by airing this show. Firstly it is insulting that people believe that a documentary on a subject will cause the moral fabric of society to…

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March 6, 2018 2 Min Read

Text before Gramerly toiday as always has been shit spenmding 10 to 15 minites putiong out short two to three line emails. has driven me mad having to explain several times today wyh to people. so I am nurolydivers and have spent years getting ot a point whare i can read quickly but still unalbe to structur with gramer or spell properly, i even use the same keyboard as much…

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The SpaceX launch was far from depressing

February 8, 2018 1 Min Read

The SpaceX launch was far from depressing it was one of many breakthroughs that will in some way be responsible for changing the world for the better. It is the technology that is being developed now that in the future will be used in other applications and improve life for millions in fact all. The technology in Tesla and other battery research may be the answer in the future to…

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