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Red hats, blue hats, dwarves and a goblin – a logic puzzle

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100 dwarves are captured by an evil goblin milliner who has an over-abundance of red and blue hats and who really does not like dwarves. Being an evil goblin, he has concocted a fiendish, fiendishly complex game by which he hopes to kill as many of them as possible:

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April 29, 02013 at 12:00

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

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Tying together the latest neurology, psychology and neurology research, Charles Duhigg’s book The Power of Habit presents a compelling description of habits: how we get them, how we change them and their wider appearance in companies and entire societies. With the framework he builds it becomes possible to understand why I can’t resist sugar and why Rosa Parks (and no one else) truly set the Civil Rights movement in motion. What’s more, it becomes possible to change my sugar addiction and understand how BigRetailChain is pulling my psychological levers to make me buy more. Well written, interesting and enjoyable, I strongly recommend this book. Read the rest of this entry »

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April 26, 02013 at 06:21

Because all the world’s a stage…

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“All the world’s a stage; And all the men and women merely players”. And so begins the wailing Jaques as he paints a melancholic portrait of life. Tragic portrayals of life’s inevitability aside, Jaques is right and all the world really is a stage. Over the last couple of weekends I’ve been doing some improvised theatre workshops and I’ve learnt a lot, but nothing more important than that.

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April 23, 02013 at 19:30