There’s a new book by Tim Harford called “Messy”. I’m more of a pop fiction reader but the kind folks at Outlook Business are letting me do business book reviews – see my first one, of Ashok Soota’s book here. Anyway, Messy is the kind of title that would definitely appeal to me. Rhymes with my name after all. An interesting takeaway from the book is that it’s better to have a common cause/enemy than a lot of team-building. That a ‘homely’ office is better than an arty one. The book also explains how and why Donald Trump was in with a chance. As it was published before the results, that’s truly awesome. Spoiler alert – Trump does it by creating chaos, but in a good (depending on your political allegiance) way. The book is worth a read if you’re messy or deal with messy people.
Last week’s quiz winner is Namita Rayangoudar “because she wanted people to enable cookies”. We’re giving away a custom Paul Writer cushion to the winners each week! So think whacky, think creative to win this one. “Why did the marketer measure the distance between the computers?”