Black Swan

Every swan in the world is white, as everybody in the seventeenth century knew. That is why the term ‘black swan’ was used to describe an impossibility; something that went against the natural order of things. Then, after 1697 when black swans were discovered in Australia, the term metamorphosed into the rather more interesting idea … More Black Swan

Ship of Fools

  It has been well said that the major disqualification for the exercise of power should be the wanting of it. Unfortunately, most ordinary people don’t even try to acquire power and so it’s left to those who crave it. Although power brings with it many obvious advantages – status, money and the best mates, … More Ship of Fools