The Long and Winding Road : Humans not machines

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Humans not machines

 

As some of you may know, maybe because you have read my bio , I am originally an educationalist. My subject area is the brain and how people learn skills and develop the ability to function independently. I still spend time in schools helping staff understand what happens in the brain as children grow, it’s a cool aspect to my work which has brought much enjoyment over the years.

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The Long and Winding Road : ‘Conscious uncoupling …for a day’

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Conscious uncoupling…for a day

The news that Chris Martin , he of Coldplay , and Gwyneth Paltrow, she of Hollywood had ‘consciously uncoupled’ for a year before they told the world hardly met with much interest from me. What happened though was a train of thought emerged as I pondered the immense pit of irrelevent news stories we are fed each day. I looked at my own family as they sat immersed ...

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The Long and Winding Road : A ‘responsive’ Scottish Calvinist…

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A ‘responsive’ Scottish Calvinist

Strange title for a weekly ramble? Well yes, but there is a reason. This week the fabled BBC launched a new ‘responsive’ web presence to reflect the way we consume our digital media today. Way back in 1922 , when the British Broadcasting Company Ltd. was formed by Royal Charter, the focus was on controlling the explosion in the latest technological breakthrough, namely radio. When a similar expansion ...

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The Long and Winding Road : ‘Marty McFly and all that…’

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Marty McFly and all that…

According to the story in Back to the Future, we should now be enjoying flying cars and hover boards. Our perceptions of future lifestyles and living conditions often set technical challenges more than they reflect reality however we may not be too far away from these predictions.

If you have the specific metal alloy surfaces you can operate a hover board in 2015 but at this point ...

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The Long and Winding Road : ‘Social faux-pas’

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‘Social faux-pas’

In the ‘goode olde’ days messages might take months to arrive at their destination, later they might take weeks, still later they might take days. We still got ourselves into wars and strife nonetheless. Today our messages take seconds to deliver.

Therein lies the problem. What do we do when we cannot attend to our communications? I know many of you work with people who go to great lengths to tell ...

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The Long and Winding Road : ‘Beware the Sales Funnel’

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Multiple streams of income, earn money while you sleep, spend more time with family and live the life you want . Sounds idyllic, sounds great, sounds perfectly reasonable but for the fact that it doesn’t happen like that. I know!

I once worked for a company that dangled this particular carrot in front of bucket loads of people but only a handful and I mean a handful, ever saw a life-changing scenario ...

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The Long and Winding Road : ‘OMG, you do what?!’

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So , there I was minding my own business after my workout at the gym and sitting close by was a group of people chatting about work.

‘Get a life!’ I thought but then again some people only have work in their life but that is another topic for another day.

The group were talking about getting in touch with people and the problems they face when their e-mails are not answered or ...

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