Bravo London: the failure of hate

On Saturday, Londoners, in a move that repudiated their Prime Minister’s explicit effort to spread fear and hate, elected Sadiq Khan their mayor. Whether he will prove a good mayor is moot. What matters is that citizens turned their backs on those who promote fear of the other.  (For those who weren’t following the pre-election … More Bravo London: the failure of hate

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Complexity? Begin at the beginning. And don’t make assumptions.

Here it is…..the SUV that was parked on a street beside our hotel. The notices on the windows are a little hard to read. They invite anyone passing by to take shelter in the SUV which is unlocked, contains a blanket and pillow, and is free. We were unsure how to respond to this….at first … More Complexity? Begin at the beginning. And don’t make assumptions.

Access to Sport: a problem that should not be complex

While we’re on the subject of complex vs complicated, ensuring that young people have access to quality sport and play opportunities has become complex, but it shouldn’t be. Why do people create systems that are hard to navigate when we all want the same result:   kids playing? I’m reminded of how we navigate the … More Access to Sport: a problem that should not be complex

Complex and complicated are not synonyms, and why the difference matters.

It has become trite to say that we live in a complex world. But, when asked, many people will talk about phenomena that are complicated, not complex. Complicated? Complex? What’s the difference? The Canadian government plans to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees now living in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey by the end of February 2016 (the … More Complex and complicated are not synonyms, and why the difference matters.