Paul Hazelden commented on Adrian Roberts's blog post Ayn Rand and Objectivism.
"I'm fascinated by Ayn Rand, but have to admit that I have never read any of her books.  I seem to recall that Atlas Shrugged was close to the top of my 'read-this-next' pile for a while, but it never reached the top.   This seems like a fair…"
Tuesday
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Parable of the IT Project
"Absolutely right.  This parable is, I would say, quite apposite and relevant, showing what almost inevitably happens in any human endeavour despite appearing at the outset to have an well-defined problem with a widely-accepted solution.
Ignore the…"
Jun 27
Paul Hazelden commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Parable of the IT Project
"Adrian,
Yes: the 'Parable' is about computer software, while the 'Thought' is about people and their problems.  Computer software is about people and their problems, and software development - what the 'Parable' is about - is especially about people…"
Jun 26
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Parable of the IT Project
"The Parable is about Computer Software; the Thought is about people and their problems. 
The difference is that IT software is logical; people aren't. An IT solution works for all systems of the same type; people show much greater variation, they…"
Jun 25
Paul Hazelden posted a blog post
The Parable
A person had a problem, and asked a Project Manager to help.
Following a wise methodology, the Project Manager:

clarified the nature of the problem, and what a solution would look like;
defined the solution architecture, identifying the…
Jun 25
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Plan
"Just posted the following to FaceBook:
A friend of mine recently made a rather pointed observation about UK politics - and in particular, UK political parties. Rewording wildly here (with apologies to Paul):
+ The Conservatives exist to protect…"
Jun 21
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Plan
"Hi Adrian,
I have quite a lot of sympathy for what you are saying here. I smiled broadly when you spoke about Paul's exhortation to "Get Power" - yes that was an issue for me as well. I guess what was intended by Paul there is more like "Be…"
Jun 21
Adrian Roberts commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Plan
"I can see the ideal behind this, the desire to be transparent and avoid corruption. But we would need to be a lot more careful with our language. "Get Power" in isolation sounds rather sinister especially when it appears first on the list. Democracy…"
Jun 20
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Plan

Ok, pondered this a bit more - and, yes, you absolutely have a point - and have touched a real nerve there. If we don't do anything, we can't blame others for not doing what we should have done ourselves - we have only ourselves to blame.
Politics…"
Jun 19
Paul Hazelden published an article
Introduction
In this article, we are mainly thinking about the reform of elections to the UK parliament.  Other perspectives will be welcomed.
As you might expect, Wikipedia has a great deal of relevant background material [1]; the New Scientist has…
Jun 18
Brian Monahan commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post The Plan
"The Plan is absolutely along the right lines, the essentials are right. Only the main method of delivery - a new political party - seemed to jarr for me.
I would rather prefer that we align with other organisations which embody a principled, ethical…"
Jun 18
Paul Hazelden posted a blog post
If you had the resources, what would you do?  Okay, maybe you don't have the resources to achieve what you want to do, but perhaps you have the resources to enable you to get there: you can't fix climate change, but you can create a viable plan to…
Jun 16
Paul Hazelden posted an event

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Jun 16
Paul Hazelden published an article
Introduction
Brexit is possibly the most divisive political event in the history of the UK.  The fallout from Brexit has left almost everybody hurt and feeling cheated.  This is an attempt to understand how we achieved such an unhappy outcome.  If…
May 29
Paul Hazelden published an article
Because freedom is not an absolute good, we cannot argue that something must (or must not) be allowed on the basis that this will increase freedom.  While freedom can be increased or decreased for specific people (prisoners can be set free, and free…
Apr 28
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article The Desire for Freedom
"Freedom includes the freedom to change our mind. The commitments we make are rarely irreversible. How we manage the changing of minds and the impact on others also reveals our identities.I am reluctant to take this revelation too far though. For two…"
Apr 20
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