Category Archives: Conformity

Yo ho ho: Why it takes more than a parrot to become a pirate

There were a great variety of costumes on display this weekend at the Purbeck Folk Festival pirate themed saturday. Some shop bought wigs, hats, eye patches and beards (mine pre grown), but some clearly labours of love with jackets, treasure … Continue reading

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In the global workplace, whose rules apply? Tackling moral and ethical questions in social learning spaces

Homosexuality is illegal in around 70 countries around the world. Out of a total of around 195 recognised states, that’s about 36%. In the last year, i’ve worked on three projects around diversity and inclusion, the messaging being clear that … Continue reading

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The value of being the same

Do you fit in? Are you average height? Can you cook a perfectly acceptable dinner? Are your sales figures firmly in the middle of the bell curve? Do you lead from the front or ride in the middle of the … Continue reading

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Heading North: meeting King Neptune and learning about engagement in community.

At seven seventeen this morning i crossed into the Arctic Circle for the first time. In the time honoured tradition, King Neptune himself came on board to welcome us, give us safe passage, and for those of us making the … Continue reading

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Starting a fire: how to keep the creative spark alive.

Have you ever started a fire without matches or a firelighters? It’s something that everyone should learn to do, because it teaches you a lot of things about life, starting with patience! First, you have to select your materials: kindling, … Continue reading

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Learning the rules: how we learn about coffee and conformity.

At the table next to me, there is a young mother sat drinking her coffee. Her daughter, probably about three years old, is sat with her colouring book and her ‘babychino‘. The babychino is something of a new phenomenon to … Continue reading

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