business inovation

A trick of the tale

_MG_3123Ideas are the currency of flexibility. While new born babies are the currency of hope and hate is the currency of despair.

Despair needs repair, like aware needs underwear.

The first problem of innovation isn’t developing a better mousetrap. It’s figuring out how to sail across the oceans of red tape. To reach tiny islands that can be turned into vast new lands.

Does a child’s mind see stale ideas donning fancy dress? And then chasing other ideas around the garden, shouting and laughing.

Does sex stand in the way of love? If we all hold some love in our hearts and we then create more of us…



Labour forces

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The biggest benefit from organised labour membership is in buying time to invest in retraining. It’s no longer protection from workplace change, or insurance against change.

If wages are being pushed down because the race for automation is being run faster than the race to increase worker productivity, or the race to protect markets from global trade, retrain in something requiring human knowledge, ingenuity, human empathy or personal consultancy, that cannot easily be relocated offshore. An example of each is as follows: cleaner, university researcher, social worker, management consultant.

The owners of businesses likely aren’t interested in choosing between a small number of staff with a union-won set of conditions versus a large labour pool of un-unionised job applicants. Instead, their dilemma is how fast to invest in fully-automated business models.

School teachers may become an endangered species, if it becomes easier for students to gain knowledge directly and cut out the middleman. Future employers will only care about the education standard reached and the relevance to their customers, not the way a school subject was taught.