Bad moves.


There is not a bad situation that can’t be made worse by reacting to it without thinking first. It’s a mistake that’s invariably made by people and organisations that are already under pressure. It’s usually geometric too. As a reaction to the first poor response making the situation worse, a second bad decision is made … Continue reading

The convergence of fake news and entertainment.


A long time ago when dinosaurs ruled the Earth, there was news and there was entertainment; and never the twain would meet. The print newspaper business was already suffering from the encroachment of radio and then television. It takes some time to write a news story, get it typeset, printed, distributed and finally into Joe … Continue reading

The end of the happy time.


In 1940 after the fall of France in WWII, German U-boats were very quickly redeployed from the northern and only coast of Germany, to the west coast of France. Suddenly, their range was increased so dramatically, they could strike out deep into the Atlantic. For the next six months, they sank nearly 300 merchant ships … Continue reading

The South American invasion of the USA is called off.


You may have heard of a march of 1500 people, mainly Honduran, making their way northward through Mexico with the intention of forcing an entrance into America illegally. It’s essentially a political move to force the issue of giving migrants the freedom to just waltz into the country, or at least that’s the hope of … Continue reading