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Getting Customer Feedback Early

Posted on: August 18th, 2017 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

What normally happens…. Do we think that we know best? Or do we test?     “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”       Henry Ford * Whether Ford actually said this or not, the quote suggests people don’t know what they want, leading us to […]


Day 7 – A mild case of learner’s guilt?

Posted on: August 9th, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

My summer school timetable has seen me spend a whole day in the library today. Not literally ‘in a library’ but focusing all of my attention on learning something new. My reading list, a couple of titles, one a physical book, the other an audio book. I’ve been looking forward to this element of Summer […]


Summer School Day 2: Shhh…can we tell you a secret?

Posted on: August 2nd, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

Day 2 of summer school found us at the Secret Spa, a stunning 18th century windmill in Bretherton, tucked away behind solid gates and surrounded by 2 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens that promised us a day designed to leave us feeling ‘relaxed, revived and rejuvenated’ (which is pretty much the philosophy behind our August summer […]


Summer School Day 1: Unexpected Anniversary

Certificate of Incorporation
Posted on: August 1st, 2016 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

We started Summer School today here at Clear Thinking and we discovered an unexpected anniversary. Day 1 It’s Day 1 and our first job was to clear our desks and create the right thinking space for the rest of the month. We shuffled through piles of paper accumulated over countless assignments. We got stuck into […]


More than one way to skin a cat

Posted on: October 18th, 2012 by Clear Thinking Team No Comments

The earliest printed citation of this proverbial saying is in a short story by the American humourist Seba Smith – The Money Diggers, 1840: “There are more ways than one to skin a cat,” so are there more ways than one of digging for money. Whilst it's not a particularly pleasant image to bring to mind it […]


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