Beer Committees and Governance. The perfect Cocktail.

Beer Committees were an important part of the small community rugby clubs I grew up around. So important, that I think they are an actual foundation stone in the temple of governance that is essential to any democratic society. Let me explain… What are Beer Committees? In any small club or society there are two […]

Why is good practice such a bad traveller?

A straightforward answer, good practice is a bad traveller, because that’s the way we like it. I’ve sat in a few conferences where there has been quite a lot of ‘hand wringing’ from the stage, about why this is such a difficult pastime. We all know that sharing knowledge and good practice is the right […]

If Carlsberg did Physics Teachers…. they would make Alessio Bernardelli.

I am totally inspired at the moment. Of all things it’s about physics, education and blogging, all thanks to Alessio Bernardelli. Last night Alessio spoke at a WordPress Users Wales meeting about his blog and how he’s been using blogging in education. Here is his blog, please go and visit you won’t be disappointed (check […]

Please don’t shoot the Piano Player……….. just provide a bullet proof vest

The good old expression, shoot the messenger has been around for ages, but it’s still very relevant, particularly to me. Basically the (blameless) messenger, bearing bad news receives some form of punishment, just for being the unfortunate individual that delivered the message. Enough said, a pointless act, but it happens. Here’s how my situation plays out.  […]

Laughter turns strangers into friends………… sometimes

This week I’ve been attending the Distinguished Lecture Series at Cardiff University where I heard Professor Robin Dunbar (yes, he of Dunbar’s number) talk about some incredibly interesting topics.  I aim to post a few things about the whole lecture series, but for the minute here is what’s grabbing me, the importance of laughter and […]

Kaizen! Toast v Beer………$500 update!

If you’ve read Kaizen! Toast v Beer, Who Wins? you’ll get what this is all about. Here’s an opportunity for fame and fortune for anyone with; a decent video camera, some willing buddies and a love of Kaizen (plus toast, but I don’t think that’s compulsory). The Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership (Massachusetts, not Lincolnshire), originators […]

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Kaizen! Toast v Beer, Who Wins?

I love You Tube, it a great resource for sharing and learning but sadly not widely used by public services (in many organisations it’s blocked, like most social media). I’m also quite interested in beer, so this grabbed my attention, particularly when you throw in Kaizen. Amongst the dozens of You Tube videos on Kaizen, […]