Category Archives: Psychology

Crazy Paving

I have a confession to make. I’m a little crazy when it comes to paving. When I see something like this, it makes me happy. All is well with the world, everything is in its rightful place, and birds and … Continue reading

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The Savile Row, with Dunning, Kruger, Halo and Milgram

Amid all the furore about Jimmy Savile (one of two people to be internationally shamed in the past month), there’s one slant to the story that I’m still struggling to get to terms with. It’s not the extent of the abuse, or … Continue reading

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Reverse Corporate Psychology

The last company I worked at was a large American behemoth. Of epidermiese proporsies, you might say, if you have a bent towards a certain phantasmagoric TV series. It was unwieldy, and disjointed, and for the most part, employee morale … Continue reading

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I Wish to Register a Complaint…

There’s a commonly held belief that the British just don’t know how to complain. This is not quite true, in spite of it being used to good effect by Monty Python in numerous sketches. The reality is that the British … Continue reading

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Training in Training

I’ve never been one for pussy-footed HR-speak. Nor political correctness for its own sake. And especially not all this new business talk that tries to make everything sound much more impressive than it really is. I’ve written previously on “socialising … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Depression and Other Nasty Maladies

Someone sent me a presentation today, which included a rather complicated diagram. It shows the flow of data and results between the various teams in the company. There’s the Actuarial team, who produce the results, the Capital Management team, who … Continue reading

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The Nutter on the Bus

Anyone who’s ever been keen on British comedy will run into the Nutter on the Bus. Jasper Carrott’s sketch is probably the most famous, but you’ll find references to this sort of thing in various places. Like this, for example. … Continue reading

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