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Dire prognostications - 3

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 8, 2014  ·  News, Polemic

Things got better today, eventually, but there were some more twists to come.   I slept fitfully thanks thanks to the cold.   By 0300 the room was at a temperature which meant I could undress, but then a note was shoved under the door to say that the pipes had burst and there would be no hot water.  It never rains but it freezes to adapt an old saying.  I got some sleep and then was woken up by a call from Ray to see if I could make Toronto City Airport for a 1045 flight to Moncton.  A quick check and I could, and wonder of wonders...

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Dire prognostications - 2

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 7, 2014  ·  News, Polemic

So midnight passed and some planes were taking off.  Our captain was chatty and kept us informed, but as the hours started to pass people got fractious.  The police were called to our gate and three people removed which gives you an idea of the frustration that was building up.

I'm going to save commentary for later, and I started while sitting around to write notes on how this could be done a lot better using complexity theory - something I will post on the weekend.  However for the moment:

The sequence of events 

  1. Just...

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Dire prognostications - 1

By Dave Snowden  ·  January 6, 2014  ·  News, Polemic

Today started well, but then disintegrated.  The man from Sky arrived early to install the HD box I had ordered in time for Christmas, but as least I have it now.  He came early so I had plenty of time to get to the airport in time for my flight to Halifax.   For reasons I am uncertain of, I was booked on British Airways not American so no chance of an upgrade.   However I had the exit row seat and with my reduced girth economy is less of a problem than it was.  The service was good, the seat next to me empty and I got a lot of work...

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Reporting back for service

By Dave Snowden  ·  August 29, 2013  ·  News

I'm in danger of having a whole month without blog posts, so just as August draws to a close I thought I had better get my act together!   It has been a frantic and stressful, closing our financial year (we continue to make a profit but its been hard work with the recession) and my first full Diabetes tests being the main events.  The latter was stressing me but I am pleased to say all blood levels are now normal and I have lost 35lb in just over three months.  Anything less given the severity of the diet would have depressed me....

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More crowd sourcing!

By Dave Snowden  ·  June 8, 2013  ·  News

A second post in my attempt to crowd source our new training programme.  Tomorrow the draft brochure, today a question on venue and format.  The new format has a four day programme that can be bought as a whole or through individual days.  There is also a buy the first half day option designed to provide an executive briefing.  The modularisation is also designed to make it easier to take up the material in-house, or to incorporate any individual elements in a network member's own training programmes.  Subject to license of course,...

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