Pharmacists – another endangered species?

The Minister for Community and Social Care (Alistair Burt) spoke in Parliament on 24 May 2016 a few days before he silver tongued the BDA conference with similar words after which I wrote, “Much of his speech we have heard before and it did little to convince me that (NHS) dentistry is anything other thanContinue reading “Pharmacists – another endangered species?”

Nigel Lawson and hubris

The former UK chancellor of the exchequer writing in the FT in a patronising piece about Brexit. (Sept 3rd) “I was a member of the Thatcher government of the 1980s that transformed the British economy, an achievement acknowledged throughout the world at the time.” Like many I acknowledge that the economy was transformed. Like manyContinue reading “Nigel Lawson and hubris”

The Monday Morning Quote #388

“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labour and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determineContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #388”

I am not a physicist but I know one…

The news that three British physicists have been awarded the Nobel prize gives me some pride by distant association, my son is a physicist and understands the field infinitely (though he would probably dispute my use of that word) better than I do. I am trying to reacquaint myself with the subject that I studiedContinue reading “I am not a physicist but I know one…”

Today’s Twitter Rules by Bob Lefsetz

Bob Lefsetz writes the Lefsetz Lettter (compulsive reading for we ageing music fans). Famous for being beholden to no one and speaking the truth, Lefsetz addresses the issues that are at the core of the music business: downloading, copy protection, pricing and the music itself.Never boring, always entertaining, Bob’s insights are fueled by his stintContinue reading “Today’s Twitter Rules by Bob Lefsetz”