What’s the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?

In life, and especially online, you will come across fantasists – perhaps they imagine themselves to be adventurers, gurus or experts. What you see online can be carefully edited though, rather than the true story. It’s also very easy to ‘Photoshop’ yourself into pictures now. However, the great power of the internet is that it is also fairly… Read More »

How do you eat a banana?

Very much like the urban legend of the ham*, it’s a great example of how people can carry on doing the same thing and pass that on to others without really understanding things. You pull the stalk and peel it, right? Wrong – you pinch the other end and then peel. It’s much easier, no mess, and it’s… Read More »

The robots are already here and taking jobs

When people hear about the rise of robots, they can mistakenly become confused with androids such as those in sci-fi shows like Westworld or Humans and think that those things are far in the future. In fact a ‘robot’ can indeed be anything that performs the work that a human used to do – it doesn’t even need… Read More »

Robots aren’t consumers or taxpayers

There is a point well raised in several books I’ve read: When a robot takes someone’s job, it actually costs the company a customer. If you look around, say at supermarkets for example, you will see people ending their shift and becoming customers themselves at the till – buying the products of the shop with money they have… Read More »

Success takes hard work. Lots of it.

Success for the self-employed requires an investment: short-term sacrifice in return for long-term gain. Those sacrifices can take many forms: perhaps working 80 hours a week, driving an £800 car, or even delaying starting a family. In return for those sacrifices you rightly receive the rewards. Sadly, there are those who would criticise or even attack you for… Read More »