The History of a City is Rubbish

Really?! Yes. Look at it this way. Humankind has been throwing things into rivers for thousands of years – rubbish, talismans or coins, items which accidentally fall in or which are dramatically dumped, and we all know about the ubiquitous shopping trolleys right? River beds are a microcosm of human history and chart the developmentContinue reading “The History of a City is Rubbish”

Happiness

Happiness (below) is a short film made by Steve Cutts. It’s a masterpiece. We live in a society where the focus on well being and mindfulness is in the ascendant. It’s the natural corollary to lives lived in the shadow of an exploitative system – where what we buy is, we are told, what definesContinue reading “Happiness”

Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour

Binna Kandola is Senior Partner and co-founder of Pearn Kandola. His areas of expertise are diversity and inclusion, equal opportunities, assessment and development. He is particularly interested in understanding bias and finding ways to reduce it through effective leadership. In the video and presentation below, Binna Kandola cogently explains how leaders need to examine issuesContinue reading “Leadership & Change: Bias, Stereotypes and the Impact on Organisational Behaviour”

Men of quality do not fear equality

I couldn’t agree more with the sentiment that men of quality do not fear equality. I’m amazed that some men think it demeaning to cook or clean, or wield a needle and thread.   Just as I am by women who balk at wielding a hammer or turning a screwdriver.   To me the almost obsessive focusContinue reading “Men of quality do not fear equality”

Quiet genius

This is a great example of media promoting a cause. Disco grew out of marginalised subcultures – black, Latino and gay – with an inherent message of unity and self-expression. Now, English Disco Lovers are aiming to take the English Defence League’s no. 1 position on Google. Go on, do what you can to helpContinue reading “Quiet genius”

What is missing?

One in five mammals, one in three amphibians, one in eight birds and one in three fish of those so far assessed are under threat of extinction. The assumption that we in the developed world are doing a better job at conservation is also shaken by the ‘What is missing’ initiative.