I’m a bit of a science nut. Most would say I’m just a nut — but they are (mostly) just being unkind. Which is unnecessary and unhelpful. See here for more on that. Anyway, I loved science from a very early age. I used to love learning and memorising as many laws, theorems and axioms as as I could. Although looking back on it now, it does seem a tad geeky (and may help to explain a fair bit of schoolyard angst), being able to recite Pythagoras’ Theorem was a source of joy for me. …

Source: Random Acts of Kindess project (https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/kindness-quotes)

I recently attended my kids’ school’s annual gala. The Principal gave what I thought to be an absolutely wonderful short speech. It revolved around the philosophy of the school to instill a culture of kindness. You could tell that she truly and authentically believed in it. After hearing the speech I felt tremendously proud and fortunate that we are able to send our kids to such an awesome school. …

I was chatting with my father the other day. He and my mum call every week to check in and say hullo to the grand kids. I’ve lived away from my parents on and off for nearly three decades and barely a Sunday has gone by without these lovely but generally unremarkable catch ups. There was, as you may well suspect, something remarkable about this particular conversation. Something that has stayed with me and caused me a good deal of reflection.

My parents had recently suffered water damage to their house from some very heavy localised rain in the region…

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There can’t be much doubt any longer that over the past 15 to 20 years there have been some major shifts in the dynamics of commerce.

Or can there?

Surely, it must be a settled view that the on-line revolution which started a mere 15–20 years ago has changed the game.

Or is it? (and don’t call me Shirley)

Jokes aside (which is not easy for me…) I was surprised to learn during a recent chat with an associate of mine that perhaps for some things might not be as settled I thought. …

Lyndon Reid

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