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Business lessons from the Bard

Business lessons from the Bard

Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary-aged children their first great encounter with Shakespeare. Running between 15-21 March, this year’s theme is “wellbeing”, using Shakespeare’s timeless stories as a tool for children to understand themselves, others and their experience in the world. Surprisingly, you may also find that the kids bring home some pretty […]

16th March 2021
What are we really saying?

What are we really saying?

Could our body unwittingly be our very own PR manager? It takes just 7 seconds for someone new to form an opinion of us, these perceptions are based on how we look and sound, rather than what we say. When we get a “gut feeling” about someone, it’s often hard to establish what exactly we’re […]

12th March 2021
Should we be teaching creativity?

Should we be teaching creativity?

Are schools killing creativity? Susie Pearl opens her book “The Art of Creativity” referencing a TED talk by education expert Sir Ken Robinson who asserts our modern education system encourages uniformity in thinking. With a focus on fact-learning and standardised tests, creative undertakings and emotional intelligence are pushed to the side-lines. At the same time […]

09th March 2021
What could a protect duty mean for business?

What could a protect duty mean for business?

The Government is calling on businesses and individuals “who own or operate at publicly accessible locations” to respond to a new consultation on “Protect Duty”. The new law, proposed in the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing, would make it a legal requirement for venues to improve their security measures in order to “minimise risk of harm” […]

04th March 2021
From bear markets to the wolf economy

From bear markets to the wolf economy

Have you ever considered the absolute abundance of animal metaphors within business and financial jargon? Fat-cats, black swans, loan sharks, bull markets… In their strikingly illustrated “Bestiary of Business Terms”, journalists Dhruti Shah and Dominic Bailey take you on a veritable safari of examples.  Speaking with writer Micheal Rosen on his Radio 4 show “Word […]

01st March 2021
Guppy love

Guppy love

In the latest of a series of “fish rebranding campaigns”, megrim sole and spider crab will henceforth be known as “Cornish sole” and “Cornish king crab”. They’ve become the latest unfortunate sea creatures to undergo a rebrand, riding on the coattails of the Chilean seabass (formerly the Patagonian Toothfish) and the Orange Roughy (in a previous […]

22nd February 2021
The great egg box shortage

The great egg box shortage

The local cardboard recycling bin seems to be constantly overflowing. If I ever walk past on the blessed day it’s been emptied, I return home to remove the small pile of packaging that’s undoubtedly been accumulating by the front door. I’m not particularly proud of this fact, but it certainly seems I’m not the only […]

19th February 2021
The office jargon we love to hate

The office jargon we love to hate

Do office buzzwords make you die a tiny bit on the inside? If so, it turns out you’re not the only one. According to a Get Response poll, cliché business terms can be in equal parts “annoying and exhausting”. Let’s unpack this a bit further by taking a holistic overview in order to really drill down on our feelings. Are your toes […]

18th February 2021
How to help garden birds through the winter

How to help garden birds through the winter

Whilst the first stirrings of Spring are a most welcome sight, the recent Beast from the East 2.0 was a chilly reminder of the difficulties facing wildlife during these tough winter months.  Winter feeding is particularly beneficial to birds as the temperatures plummet and food becomes hard to find. Many insect-eating birds also turn to […]

17th February 2021
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