Category Good idea

This man was no bodies’ fool

The 1st April gives us a chance to do all sorts of foolish things – well until noon time anyway – but on this day in 1913 Henry Ford was not fooling around. It was on that day that he started an assembly line to make motors. He later wrote: ‘A Ford car contains about […]

All set for the ancient Manor Court ceremony in Bideford?

In my search for something different I came across the following:- The ancient Bideford Manor Court ceremony is an annual custom dating back to the Elizabethan age – and this year is due to take place on Saturday 25th March 2017. The Court was set up by an Elizabethan charter in 1573. It was also […]

BBC Breakfast Time begins

On Monday last, 17th January 1983, the very first ‘Breakfast Time’ morning broadcast had been introduced to the nation.  Presented by Frank Bough and Selina Scott, with additional involvement by Nick Ross and Russell Grant, the atmosphere of the set was intended to encourage a relaxed informality – a living-room rather than a studio with […]

Good thoughts on this Friday

I thought we’d have advice from some well known names this week: Oscar Wilde is recorded as saying: ‘Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes’  Lord Byron said of one person: ‘I wish he would explain his explanation.’  How many of us have experienced that situation? Another significant person – Albert Einstein – […]

Good thoughts for a Friday

Four thoughts with no name and one with a very special name: ‘The most dangerous managers are those with a vivid imagination and weak nerves.’  I remember having one just like that. ‘More wisdom is needed to profit from good advice than to give it.’ ‘The greatest motivator is being shown confidence and trust.’  I […]

A few more thoughts

‘If you wish to convince an opponent you must show him the best and most noble traits in his character.’        Mahatma Gandhi Napoleon tells us, and he should know, that ‘Reconnaissance is never wasted’ Some anonymous thoughts: ‘Any fool can criticise – and most do.’ ‘Long-term success is ensured only by knowing how success was […]

Time for some more good thoughts

A thought for the week:  ‘There are always two sides to every question.  But when you see that there are three sides to the question, the – and only then – are you starting to get to grips with the problem.‘             Anon Jay Huenfeld says – ‘Most men recognise a business opportunity only when it […]