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Dennis Lendrem
Dennis Lendrem
MSc in Medical Statistics, PhD from Oxford. Background in Pharmaceutical R&D. Contributor to popular magazines and trade magazines including Scrip Magazine, New Scientist and the Economist. Formerly Editor of the journal Pharmaceutical Statistics.
 
Aug. 18, 2010 12:38 pm
"If honesty is the best policy then it follows that the second best policy must be dishonesty." And dishonest communication is very much the rich feeding ground of Scott Adams' Dilbert creation or the Scientific Radicals' creation Norman Einstein . Dishonesty may be attractive yielding tempting short-term benefits, but as a long term management policy dishonesty really doesn't pay....  Read More
Aug. 17, 2010 1:21 pm
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. - Teddy Roosevelt [ENGAGE AUTO-RANT] Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Teddy Roosevelt Instead, most people prefer to rage about what could be achieved if only 1) they had something they don't have or 2) they were somewhere else. I've been guilty of this myself - it's easier to rant about something...  Read More
Aug. 9, 2010 3:20 pm
Sometimes words can get in the way of clear thinking. Sometimes words act as a cloaking device for flawed thinking. And sometimes words in the form of rhetoric can hinder clear and rational debate. Bullet point thinking strips bare the most compelling rhetoric exposing the underlying logic for all to see and evaluate on merit. (In truth, the rhetoric is not always even that compelling but stick...  Read More
Aug. 6, 2010 2:55 am
Some blogs are full of gobbledygook. For example, take a look at the following extract. Is this a) the product of an Oxford education, massive intellect and a life-time of thoughtful study or b) was it generated completely by the Plain English Gobbledygook Generator ? Today marks the 10th anniversary celebrations of our ambient policy matrix approach. As we all know, at base level,...  Read More
Aug. 4, 2010 8:06 am
I'll keep it short and sweet -- Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business. Matt Groening, The Simpsons  Read More
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