Getting unstuck: Douglas Adams and the judo principle

This is my favourite fable. When something seems difficult at work, I try and apply it. I have Grandpa Simpson-ishly repeated this tale over and over to younger colleagues. It’s worth repeating, it’s a brilliant way of thinking about problems. “the trick is to use this problem to solve itself” (Many thanks to Tom Stuart of […]


Tat – noun [mass noun] British informal tasteless or shoddy clothes, jewellery, or ornaments: Source – Oxford English Dictionary How many functions and references can crowd onto one small gaudy item? Why is that…on that? These are the question I seek to answer when dropping into souvenir or ‘tourist tat’ shops home and abroad – and this blog […]