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Making Sense of Strategy (Open University B301)

I've just started an Open University course (B301) titled "Making Sense of Strategy" in an attempt to show that I understand the theory as well as having practical experience of developing Strategy. The latter is a matter of record (on my CV at any rate). Mostly I've done it using central government's policy perspective, which isn't terribly good at acknowledging various academic theories. I've also got a strong pragmatic streak, so I've never really held much stock by other people's formal methods. Nevertheless Making Sense of Strategy will marry up my practice with the theory. Making Sense of Strategy What my experience does is make me highly sceptical of the various models being held up. That is probably a good thing. Making Sense of Strategy is mostly about making people think for themself. While still showing that we understand the competing theories. I've been looking at…
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Choi Kwang Do

I've just done my second introductory session of Choi Kwang Do at the Ellis Academy of CKD in Redhill. I'm looking forward to lots more sessions and getting fit again. Image via Wikipedia Although I can tell that I've done more exercise in the last two days than in a long time I don't feel wiped out or punished. The form of exercise is pretty natural and follows the way we move anyway, so lots of sweat, a feeling of burn during exercise, but not torture. An ideal way for the office bound fatboy to get back into shape! Another thing that makes it attractive are the people at EACKD. They are very friendly, keen to show and explain and they have a sense of humour which makes it fun to train rather than seriously competitive (although they do all…
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Five Day Week – day one

This is my first official five day week for almost five years. Until now I've been working full time hours over four days, nine hour days (plus lunch) as standard. Now that Alexander is at school I need to be able to start work after dropping him off. So I'm on the train in right now (0857 from Merstham, although it actually left at 0910). Wonder how late I'll get in. I'm used to a late start being 0835 when the train after the one I normally get arrives. Right now it looks like a 1000 start (0950 actually).
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Is Themself a word?

I am a civil servant and in the course of my work I was writing a document for publication (a Fire & Rescue Service circular). In that draft I used the word 'themself' because it was a gender neutral third person singular. I got back an e-mail from a colleague informing me that I couldn't use 'themself' because it wasn't a word. Here's an edited highlight of the e-mail (names removed to protect the guilty and innocent alike). >>> Someone 14:47 04 Jul 06 >>> There is no such word as "themself" >>> Themself 04/07/06 15:43:10 >>> I disagree on the existence of 'themself' I use it all the time. Perhaps it is a Scottish word. >>> Someone 16:07 04 Jul 06 >>> "Themself" is not in the Oxford English Dictionary. The Chambers Dictionary says it is best avoided. And Fowler's Modern…
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Another Short Lived Blog?

OK. Playing about with various bits of blog software because I want to try it out and figure that this has got to be a better way to do things than creating static web pages and also having to edit stuff lots. I can write html using nothing more than a text editor, but that's so last
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