I’m sorry if you have arrived here expecting to find ways of recycling some ill-gotten gains. You will have to look elsewhere This post is about something a little more useful to most of the population: how to keep your coins clean and COVID-free with the minimum of fuss. Yes, i know about contactless payments […]
Repositioning a curtain rail the other day, it struck me that most of the tools I was using were many years old. Everything was at least five years old, and the drill was, at over 20, the granddaddy. The tools are an example of Gifts That Keep Giving. Originally used as an advertising slogan in […]
A big deal or just business as usual? Over the last 40 odd years I’ve gained lots of experience of running local and remote teams, often by finding out by what didn’t work first, then learning how to fix it. One of my best discoveries, and yes I learned this the hard way, was that […]
A Lighthearted but potentially serious question This post is based on an editorial piece I wrote for the Q4 2019 Institute of Water Journal which was focused on leadership and management Would you like your managers to be looking for work to do, rather than struggling to meet objectives? And having time to develop their […]
A cheap and effective way of beating the ransomware bandits let’s look at this from the other end first. Imagine you run a small business , like I do. The phone rings. It one of your people telling you that they can’t access any billing or client order information because all your files have been […]
Or why the best candidate may not be the obvious one This post is based on an article I wrote for the spring 2019 edition of the Institute of Water’s magazine The problem What do you do with a team member best described as a rough diamond, technically brilliant but a challenge to work with? […]
in August 2017 I wrote about three small acts of kindness that I had experienced. In each the giver did not do have to do what they did, but did so anyway, and in each case I had a better day as a results. Nice…. In this case the small act of kindness was by […]
In the summer of 2017 I was offered a three month contract as Interim Water Quality Monitoring Manager with Southern Water to help implement a new Compliance and Resilience directorate. Writes Bob Windmill Eight months later (yeah, I know) I had led the creation of an entirely new team of six monitoring scientists and a […]
In this post you will read about a device that costs low hundreds of pounds which only does he same basic job as a something costing about a third of that, but one which I still wouldn’t want to be without. So, what is this device, and what makes it worth the money?
Reading the post you will see why I value a device that cost less than thirty pounds, that at various points caused me to pull my hair out, but yet I wouldn’t want to be without. So what’s the cheap but effective example, then?