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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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Enough is enough

A very long time ago – on the 30th May 1983 to be precise – The Sun newspaper printed a questionnaire I designed to help people decide how to vote in the general election.  The two leaders at the time were Margaret Thatcher and Michael Foot so, not surprisingly, their respective personalities were a major preoccupation.  My questionnaire was designed to redress the balance by helping people focus on the policies the parties were putting forward, not merely the dramatically [...]

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