Woolly thinking and Wollongong Snails

Before I get on to woolly thinking and the destruction of the English language I have some news just in from ‘down under’. A new class of molecules adapted from the white rock sea snail  could help fight off cancer cells, according to new research from the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. Of course it is early days and it could be five to ten years before any new drugs are available.  These new molecules killed 100% of drug-resistant lab-grown cancer cells in 48 hours, ten times the effectiveness in the same time of one existing chemotherapy drug used against breast cancer. Continue reading “Woolly thinking and Wollongong Snails”

Advertisements

The world of work – holidays and cold calls

Today’s musings have nothing to do with chemotherapy or prostate cancer but are in the parallel universe of ‘life goes on’.  I now write as an interested observer of the world of work but some years ago I penned a  note “A ramble through the management undergrowth” based on many years of studying management from the underside.  I even produced some rules which I called Arno’s (such as Arno 34: Don’t let the dead buzzard fool you. – I may explain another day, but on the other hand I may leave you wondering.). However I digress from holidays and cold calls. Continue reading “The world of work – holidays and cold calls”

The world of work – a trip down memory lane

Facebook is full of trivia and bad grammar but sometimes it throws up something interesting. One such something was a link  to a blog from 2010 by David Cain entitled “Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek)” I will tell you a bit about that blog in a minute but it set me thinking to how work has changed since I started fifty years ago. Continue reading “The world of work – a trip down memory lane”