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Musts and wants

Some years ago I was invited to join in a think-tank, organised by the Cabinet Office, to generate ideas on what the government could do to motivate more people to embrace lifelong learning.  It seems that far too many people treat learning and development as an optional extra.  This despite all the messages about learning being the core capability; the only skill that can never become obsolete; the gateway to employability and fulfilment; the only way to sustain a competitive [...]

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A strange propensity

I have just finished building what will almost certainly be my last wooden shed.  It was a tricky job because it’s on the edge of a terrace up on the fourth floor and, without scaffolding and ladders, I had no access to the back or sides.  It all had to be constructed from the front which created some intriguing challenges.  All done now and looking splendid, with some twiddley bits and painted in a light blue (well, the front is [...]

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