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The World’s Greatest Tango Dancer

It was Buenos Aires, 2004. The theatre was dark, humid and smoky, and the audience were anxious. We’d all paid good money to be there. But this guy, he was surely past it. He was such a ‘grey man’ that I barely even noticed him shuffle onto the stage. I was far too engrossed with […]

What is Your Station in Life?

I saw him in the park on my morning walk. There was something about him that I recognised. But I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Then it dawned on me. He walked just like my father. This old man, with a slightly uneven gait but broad shoulders; strong enough no doubt to bear […]

What is the Dunning-Kruger effect?

They say a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. And I agree! For example, have you ever worked with someone totally incompetent, but who thought they were super smart? Someone who not only failed to recognise their own mistakes, but was oblivious to anyone genuinely talented? Maybe even patronised them? Sadly we probably all […]