• The psychology of numbers: Why is 100 better than 101?

    A number like any other is just as useful, is it not? But not all numbers are equal. Ask a mathematician and they’ll wax lyrical about pi (3.142…), Prime, Fibonacci and so on. They are fascinated with patterns of recurrence, (in)divisibility and oddness of properties. You may think that that’s just geeky but us mere mortals also impose an order and significance onto numbers that’s not objectively there.…

    • 31 Jan 2013
  • Employee Engagement: re-stating the bleeding obvious

    Richard Branson in his new book, A Virgin: Secrets They Won't Teach You At Business School, shared his reflection on his/Virgin's success "but it has to be said: it takes an engaged, motivated and committed workforce to deliver a first-class product or service."

    The fact is, despite a considerable body of evidence that employees who are well managed, engaged, motivated and committed deliver better…

    • 28 Nov 2012
  • Calm down dear

    Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard's 'misogynist speech' continues to reverberate around the world.  It was classic naming and shaming.  Tony Abbott, Leader of the Opposition was taken to task for sharing his allegedly quotidian Aussie male view.

    Abbott is on record for saying that abortion for pregnant 14 year olds are 'the easy way out', housewives do the ironing, and in an interview on the paucity…

    • 22 Oct 2012