KISS - Keep It Simple, Stupid - was widely used as a slogan in the computer industry throughout the eighties and nineties. "The Office" made it a meme - but it is an adage worth resurrecting as a guiding principle.
The Banking Commission's report was released this week. An impressive document containing many sensible recommendations. But it all amounts to not much more than tinkering with a flawed system. First published on MichaelWest
As much as we like to talk about the failures - or absence - of political leadership in Australia over the last decade, there is an equal dearth of responsible and accountable leadership everywhere - including in our favourite sport - Cricket.
Short term thinking has taken hold of our society at all levels - our political leaders rarely see beyond the next poll or the next election, and in many ways they are responding to a populace that is equally sucked into the demands of the moment - resulting in 'the longevity vacuum' - putting us all at the mercy of an unplanned future.