What can you learn from Nick Sanderson by Budd

Today was the first day for 5 months with no builders in the house. Some good food and good music and a chance to pause, to enjoy work. #resetthecompass After months of stressful rubbish, I feel like I’d lost the compass a little as the bits and pieces of a building project took over and […]

Why do dumb decisions get made 9 things to consider by Budd

I just watched a live TV cast from speaker agency JLA, given by the undercover economist Tim Harford and Ogilvy’s Rory Sutherland. Tim’s new book is called Messy https://www.amazon.co.uk/Messy-Creative-Resilient-Tidy-Minded-World/dp/1408706768 Fascinating session which helped explain a few thoughts and helped me understand some of the successes we’ve had in the past year. And I drew a […]

Winning at any price by Budd

Lewis Hamilton went down a long way in my estimation yesterday. For sulking afterwards … really. Vettel went up for not ruining Rosberg’s day by doing anything rash. Lewis was right to make a race happen in my view, but he left it way too late and probably knew it. Anything else is unreasonable to […]

The opposite of honesty is....not speaking out by Budd

I’m conscious not to bring my politics to Linked In followers. Normally, whatever that is.  BTW I’m an agnostic – I don’t believe any politician over another. But I respect that they do the job I’m not prepared to do and in any democracy, someone has got to do it. But I feel I should […]

24 Sep 2015

  I was struck on reading this very good article about how powerpoint is killing critical thought and its impact on the quality of lectures at universities. I recognise the complaint that bullet points damage learning. And I recognise that for many people, talking to a group is one of the scariest things you have to do short of jumping out of a plane. […]


I met up with an old friend in a bandage tonight who told me an interesting story. Not the one about how the chainsaw missed the artery. But about picking raspberries. In his dressing gown. And having a profound revelation. And no madam – it didn’t involve prickly things. He’d gone down early in the […]