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How To Lose Weight With Systems Thinking

One of the key tenets of systems thinking is understanding variation. Deming said: “Life is variation. Variation there will always be, between people, in output, in service, in product”. This applies to weight loss as much as everything else. People … Continue reading

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Binary Finary

A few things happened yesterday. Firstly I realised I hadn’t written a blog for a while. (This isn’t because I’ve run out of things to say, just because I’ve been busier than usual recently). The second thing was that I discovered my old … Continue reading

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The Perfect Target

Okay, so those of you who have read my blogs will be familiar with my views on numerical targets in policing – in short I argue that they should all be abolished, without exception. This is because they generate perverse … Continue reading

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Stay Calm And Don’t Knee-Jerk.

At school my least favourite subject was maths. I could never quite understand the point of learning how to calculate the volume of a traffic cone or surface area of a football. Fast forward a few years to my early … Continue reading

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