The Garrulous Jay – Gary Mabbutt’s Knee

The Garrulous Jay – Gary Mabbutt’s Knee

As famous footballers’ body parts go Gary Mabbutt’s Knee may not be able to rival Diego Maradonna’s Hand of God, but it has had a club fanzine named after it. I was reminded of this yesterday whilst listening to the owner of the infamous joint being interviewed for...
The Garrulous Jay – Getting Help At The Pick’n’Mix

The Garrulous Jay – Getting Help At The Pick’n’Mix

There has been much talk of late in the investment world about the move out of so-called ‘growth’ stocks and into ‘value’ companies. The catalyst for this has been the now established trend of rising interest rates, augmented by the war in Ukraine. This serves as a...
The Garrulous Jay – Bad Teachers

The Garrulous Jay – Bad Teachers

They say you never forget a good teacher, and I would attest to this. I can certainly remember the ones that enthused me through their own love of their subject. But I learnt some of my most valuable school lessons from bad teachers. Before going any further I should...
The Garrulous Jay – Not Thinking

The Garrulous Jay – Not Thinking

Last weekend a friend asked me what I think about when I’m out on my bike. After a couple of moments’ reflection, I replied by saying what I like about my time pedalling along the country lanes of Norfolk is actually not thinking. That’s not to say I ride along in...
The Garrulous Jay – Definition Deficit

The Garrulous Jay – Definition Deficit

The criticism levelled against the Government’s recently launched British Energy Security Strategy suggests it bears all the hallmarks of what I call ‘definition deficit’. Definition deficit can lead to huge strategic errors in both public policy and business...
The Garrulous Jay – Not A Pay Rise

The Garrulous Jay – Not A Pay Rise

“All staff to receive £120.00 per month cost of living allowance until further notice”. So read the eye-catching headline of a post I came across on social media this week. It got me thinking and left me wondering whether I’m becoming unduly cynical… The accompanying...