Get Ready for the “Smart Machine Age”

Get Ready for the “Smart Machine Age”

Get ready for the "Smart Machine Age" Thus spake the Washington Post in mid February. Is it serendipitous, coincidental, or just a sign of the times that I read 2 articles on the same afternoon about the same subject? Jamie Nimmo writes in the Evening Standard from...

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Are you employable in the 21st Century?

Are you employable in the 21st Century?

Remaining employable is a challenge that touches all of us. Anthony Hilton wrote the article, "How to survive work in the 21st Century", I quote below. It was  published in London’s Evening Standard on Tuesday  18th October. Pretty well everything he writes is worth...

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Why I think “Remain” lost

    Reams have now been written about this cataclysmic event - and will continue to be for years to come. Whichever "side" you were on, I'd like to offer a view on why Leave won and Remain lost - albeit by a small margin. And in my very humble opinion (for...

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Worried about the rise of the robots?

  Some say this is the single most important challenge that we face as a species. St Francis of Assisi said something like " God, let me change what I can, accept what I cannot change ; and give me the grace to recognise the difference." This is Tom Whipple...

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The contagious madness of the new PC

Most of us probably  think of ourselves as intelligent,educated, and well able to converse with others of our species. As human beings we start communicating whilst still in the womb, we learn to speak in early childhood, and the process and the learning continues....

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God Bless Jeremy Hardy

Now that the dust has settled after the election,   it’s time for a little levity.           One of the comedy jewels in the BBC crown has to be The News  Quiz on Radio 4 on Fridays - chaired by the diminutive Dane Sandi Toksvig - razor sharp...

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Should Ed have read?

You've got to feel for Ed Miliband. His speech at the Labour Party conference was one of the most important in his life. He had to galvanise his party and his activists, he had to put water 'twixt him and the Tories, he need to look like a Prime Minister in waiting....

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Persuasion

Most of us aspire to being persuasive, to be able to influence with integrity, to pitch and present in a way that is not only natural yet also ethical and effective....

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