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Sep2020

Mental Floss 161

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: Can you name out load, 5 days in a week without using the names of the days of the week or numbers of any kind? A: The day before yesterday, yesterday, today, tomorrow and ... Read More
September 18, 2020admin

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Sep2020

Mental Floss 160

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: There are two identical jars, one containing 1 bacteria and the other 2 bacteria. Each bacteria reproduces itself every second. The first jar with one bacteria, fills in 60 minutes. How long will it take ... Read More
September 11, 2020admin

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Sep2020

Mental Floss 159

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: A father had 7 daughters. Each of the daughters had one brother. How many children did the father have? A: 8. Each girl's brother is the brother of all of them. This week's challenge ... Read More
September 4, 2020admin

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Jul2020

Mental Floss 154

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The answer to last week's challenge is: Q: Two flexible wicks have been formed into torches. Each can burn exactly 60 minutes, but at a rate that is neither uniform nor predictable. How can you tell when 45 minutes have elapsed if you ... Read More
July 31, 2020admin

10

Jul2020

Mental Floss 151

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  The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: If four boys can pick four apples in four minutes, how many boys would be able to pick 100 apples in 100 minutes? A: Four. As a team, can can on average, pick one ... Read More
July 10, 2020admin

06

Jul2020
Creativity  is often seen to be at odds with business imperatives. However correctly applied, creativity can be focused to address those needs that align with organisational strategy. How can we be more creative and generate new ideas and concepts to deal with the many ... Read More
July 6, 2020admin

06

Jul2020
As the world becomes more complex and change accelerates, we must be able to strategically step back and make greater sense of what is going on. If we do, we are in a better position to make the best and context-appropriate decisions to ... Read More
July 6, 2020admin

06

Jul2020
We all bring very diverse ranges of experience, education, backgrounds and knowledge to the table. These are powerful forces for addressing the difficult issues we face. However, we don’t always capitalise on these strengths and our diverse views can lead to unproductive sessions. ... Read More
July 6, 2020admin

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Jun2020

Mental Floss 149

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: Two coal-covered miners were sitting on a bench. One miner was the other's son, but the other was not his Father. Why not? A: The other miner was his Mother. This week's challenge is:... Read More
June 26, 2020admin

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Jun2020

Mental Floss 148

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: What can explode slowly with no smoke and no flame? Q: A Population. This week's challenge is: Q: Two coal-covered miners were sitting on a bench. One miner was the other's son, ... Read More
June 19, 2020admin

12

Jun2020

Mental Floss 147

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The answer to last week's challenge is. Q: A traveller set out on a journey and stopped only once he had returned to his starting point. During the journey, his head travelled 36 feet further than his feet, yet his feet remained attached ... Read More
June 12, 2020admin

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May2020

Mental Floss 145

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  The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: How many mistakes are there in the following sentence? "This sentance containes two misstakes". A: Four. Three spelling mistakes plus the mistaken claim that it contains only two mistakes. This week's Mental Floss challenge is:... Read More
May 29, 2020admin

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May2020

Mental Floss 144

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The answer to last week's challenge is, Q: A snail crawls slowly up a garden wall 48cm high. If it crawls up 8cm a day and slips back 3cm each night, how long will it take to reach the top? A: 9 ... Read More
May 22, 2020admin

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May2020

Mental Floss 142

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            The answer to last week's challenge was: Q: A woman stopper her car opposite a hotel and was soon bankrupt. How? A: She was playing Monopoly. This week's challenge is: Q: A jet airliner carrying 20 Mexican lawyers to a convention in Rio de ... Read More
May 8, 2020Frank Connolly

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Apr2020

UAE Courses 2020

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Practical Innovation  (Dubai June 17-18, 2020) How do we move from talking about innovation, to doing innovation? We struggle to break free from day to day habits and procedures that often hold us back. Yet, we all understand that to deliver the quality services and products now ... Read More
April 18, 2020Frank Connolly

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Apr2020

Mental Floss 138

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C-Y-G-T-N-L-I-T-S The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Can you guess the next letter on this series C-Y-G-T-N-L-I-T_? A: The letter S, because they are the first letters of each of the words of the question. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Which English ... Read More
April 3, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 137

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            The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: A horse plows a field all day. If he takes 24 steps to reach from one end of the field to another, how many hoof prints will the horse leave in the ... Read More
March 27, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 136

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      The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: Add a 2 to 171 and make it less than 18. 17 and a half. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: A horse plows a field all day. If he takes 24 steps ... Read More
March 20, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 135

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          The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: How much dirt is there in a square hole that is 12cms on each side and 12cms deep? A: None. It's a hole. This week's thinking challenge is: Q: Add a 2 ... Read More
March 13, 2020Frank Connolly

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Mar2020

Mental Floss 134

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              The answer to last week's Mental Floss challenge, Q: When the boy told his Mother he was going to join the band she immediately became very upset and knew that a bad fate would befall him. How? A: The band was ... Read More
March 6, 2020Frank Connolly