The Consistency Principle

Continuing the TV theme of the previous blog, why did my wife and I watch ‘Raised by Wolves’, all the way through to the end, when we started thinking it wasn’t that great after about 2/3 episodes? More recently, we watched ‘Losing Alice’ on Apple TV. Originally it...

Why don’t they love you any more?

So, why do people stop loving your product? When I was 13, the TV show I loved above all others was…wait for it…Blake’s 7. I never missed a week, and my devotion was total – until the final episode in which the main characters were killed off and I was very upset! At...

The real value of values

In our latest business book group, we got around to discussing the value of an organisation’s values. Now, everyone in the group felt that they had a clear set of values, and very much tried to stick to them. In business, they knew how they wanted to be, how they...

Why do people look down on comics?

Nowadays, when you say you like comics and superheroes, fewer people roll their eyes than they used to. But even today despite their widespread appeal, some – especially adults – look down on people who still like comics and perhaps even perceive them as...

Why I don’t watch Hannibal anymore

This is an exercise we do on one of our training courses. Think of a TV program that  you used to love, used to watch, but don’t watch now. Now, think about why did you stop. One attendee used to love X-Factor, but stopped watching because it seemed to become more...

The Tender Race to the Bottom

We recently went through a patch of competing for tenders through one of the government portals, and despite having lots of valid experience (and being quite good at what we do) didn’t get any of the work. Of course, no-one expects to get every tender they complete,...