Enterprise Culture 1986

Found a 1986 UK government enterprise culture leaflet. Filed away and thrust in my hand just before I first went self employed. In retrospect it reads more pro-the-little-guy-starting-out than the get rich quick startup (heavily in debt startup aiming to get bought by a large corporate or we’ll never make any money) culture of today….

Fake Logic

An item like this… Fake news 'crowding out' real news https://t.co/JdRLgsds3A — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 29, 2018 Will inevitably produce a response like this… Yeah and it all comes from the BBC — Ste Matthew Murray🇵🇸♿🏳️‍🌈 (@SteMattMurray) July 29, 2018 The work of ‘Fake news’ is done.

Stats And Happiness In England

For whatever reason I was looking at Rightmove’s annual happiness index related to where you live in the UK. First off a huge “What the actual ***” moment for Luton, a down-at-heal town forever rubbished, scorned, derided and snubbed ,multi-time winner of Britain’s Crappiest town seems to score highly on overall happiness despite how many…

Only in Britain…

It’s raining in Bristol. People are cheering — Sophie Sayer (@Sophiesayer) July 20, 2018

Smalls Support

Colyton airs laundry in support of washing line mum https://t.co/nyjZVmacID — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 12, 2018 Gotta love a little kickback against a smidgen of social snobbery

Sounding out the past

We’ve come a long way.Or have we? (as Hilary Mantel might say). I was looking through some old archived Argos catalogues online and was struck by how standard the offerings were throughout the decades. Just the technology changed. Home furnishings, garden accessories, tat we don’t really need. Nothing particularly radical. The same but different.