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Think Data

Here is Seth telling it how it is. “presenting information […] in a way that allows people to hear and see and think, is one of the most powerful tools available to people who’d like to make change. It’s far more … Continue reading

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Why listening beats questions 6 ways to Sunday

Q: What is the difference between asking questions and listening? A: One isn’t the same as the other, and neither is both. Yesterday I was taking my turn, as a good natured Policy Officer, asking staff about the draft council … Continue reading

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The astronaut answers

Remember this? The correct answer is……it falls to the ground. The answers you gave are below. 70% of you are correct! Well done! There is gravity on the moon, it is just weaker than on earth as the moon has … Continue reading

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The Schleswig-Holstein Question

Here is a test, a maxim and a principle to guide you on your way. 1: The Dick Gregory Better Mousetrap test “When you’ve got something really good, you don’t have to force it on people. They will steal it!” … Continue reading

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Value for money is the breakfast of champions!

Value for money. That’s what. The public sector and Council’s in particular are obsessed with “value for money”. Or rather obsessed with the phrase, and where they are on associated league tables that purport to answer the foolish question they ask themselves, … Continue reading

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“be curious read widely try new things what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity” aaron swartz (1986-2013)

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