#Trump and #Non-Trump

Mike Young sent me this observation on the Republican nomination race: I think the problem is that if there were on option of Trump or “some candidate other than Trump” then (as Trump gets about 40% of the vote) the “united non-Trump candidate” could conceivably beat Trump. The average split is 40% Trump 30% Cruz … More #Trump and #Non-Trump

Junior Doctors: Imposed Contract?

The UK Health Secretary appears to be about to (on Thursday 17th February)  impose a new contract on unwilling NHS employees.  You can read more about the dispute here: http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/feb/11/junior-doctors-face-forced-contract-after-rejecting-jeremy-hunts-final-offer It is a dispute that has been rumbling along for some time.  Here is a useful summary of the situation from earlier in the week: … More Junior Doctors: Imposed Contract?

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 20 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the … More 2015 in review


The UK Government has drafted a new Surveillance Bill that has raised concerns for IT companies.  Here is one account of Apple’s concerns: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-35153264 Clearly there is a confrontation here.  The article cited mentions three issues: encryption, ‘self-hacking’ and compliance.  These could each be treated in some detail as three related foci for analysis.  Instead to kick … More Surveillance

Confrontation Analysis

Mike Young tells me that he ran a very successful Confrontation Analysis workshop at Dstl on Tuesday.  He used the Dilemma Explorer program which worked extremely well.  I’m hoping that he’ll add as a comment to this post a short report.  Watch this space….!