Thursday, 11 April 2013

What's luck got to do with it?

Last month I was asked to take part in an event looking at the role of luck in business hosted by Hiscox and the Royal Institution. Other panelists included author Douglas Miller, serendipity researcher Dr Stephann Makri, and entrepreneur Sarah Curran. Here's a short film of the event produced by Fresh Business Thinking:

Hiscox from Fresh Business Thinking on Vimeo.

I don't know about you, but at around the 3 minute mark I find myself thinking of Martin 'money saving expert' Lewis. Am I the only one?

Friday, 5 April 2013

Baby on Board!

I've never really figured why these pieces of plastic exist. They can be seen proudly (or rather unashamedly?) displayed in the rear windows of cars driven by new parents. But why?

I assume they are intended as a request to other drivers to take extra care around the car displaying the announcement. In practice, I can only imagine they serve to agitate said other drivers, thereby increasing the likelihood of being rammed from behind (as it were).

If you're a new parent thinking of buying a 'baby on board!' sign, save your money. As that little one gets older, you're going to need every penny you can save.