Overload!

Sorry folks, but this week suddenly got busy. I’ve got a rather intense exam to prepare for on Friday, plus some mid-week assignments, and I have other stuff on my plate. Blogging’s going to have to take a back seat until I get this lot cleared.

In the meantime, feel free to chat among yourselves. Thanks for your patience.

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14 thoughts on “Overload!

  1. I have been mildly disappointed with the lack of new material over the last few days; but, frankly, I’m surprised you manage to put out as much as you do. Best of luck with managing everything on your plate.

  2. ” I’m surprised you manage to put out as much as you do.”

    I think we should be told.

  3. Blogging’s going to have to take a back seat until I get this lot cleared.

    I demand a refund!

  4. Let me guess. One or two of these assignments will be a team project.
    Standard size: 6, i.e. too many to be effective, too few to get consensus, not worth having a chairman with a casting vote to overrule the egotists, an even number guaranteeing a voting tie.
    MBA courses do this quite deliberately. It mimics a lot of real life decision making, where committee meetings can be measured on geologic timescales.

  5. “One or two of these assignments will be a team project. Standard size: 6 …”

    And 2 of the 6 will have been placed in the MBA class by their companies or governments — for them, the program is mostly a box tick, and they are mainly interested in seeing the country and drinking the beer. Another 2 are not productive, but they are untouchable because they are special in some way; they were sent to the class by their bosses to get them out their way — and now they are in your way. One is desperate to over-perform, and will do anything to make himself look good at the expense of the team. That leaves you to do all the work. Good luck!

  6. Best of luck with the deadline Tim.
    For the rest of you – Tommy Robinson NHRNFLoEDL court case. Justice or political kangaroo court?

  7. @El C

    Politically motivated, I say, though not necessarily in the sense that explicit orders are coming from high up through back channels. Also, would not say that the timing is necessarily political – 5 months to decide whether or not to prosecute someone may be quite typical for most legal systems. But the original committal for contempt last year was, I am sure, politically motivated, in the sense that Judge Marson considered Tommy a socially-null nuisance, who could be batted aside with minimal attention to the required forms of the legal system. Such as allowing him to consult his own lawyer, allowing him to enter a plea, that sort of thing.

    I quite liked the idea of campaigning as an MEP, and I hope he gets in with far more than the minimum required votes. Perhaps we might see a significant block of MEPs in the parliament, all elected by constituencies who want their respective countries to leave the EU. Of course, that won’t last – if such a block develops, the election rules will quickly be changed to prevent individual citizens from choosing their representatives – MEPs will then be elected by national parliaments, or something like that.

    That said, my first impression when I heard of his campaign was a classical reference, hopefully not too obscure to share – that Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus was running for Tribune of the Plebs. Suffice to say, it did not end well.

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