The average reading age is…?

The average reading age of the UK is 11. That’s what the speaker told us at the last Socitm meeting I attended. It struck me as an interesting statistic and possibly a damning indictment of our education system. Of course it may not be true and I felt I needed to explore it a bit … Continue reading The average reading age is…?

There’s nothing more beautiful than having a book

I came across this story a few days ago.  It is not new but it is inspiring. It is about a refuse collector from Bogota in Columbia who has been saving books that have been discarded and offering them to people in the less affluent areas of the city.  It is a modern Robin Hood … Continue reading There’s nothing more beautiful than having a book

Unfolding plans 195 – let them get on with their jobs.

I finished ‘Maverick’ by Ricardo Semler a week or so back.  Mike had lent me the book some time ago and it had been sitting on my shelf waiting to be read.  There was something about the cover that made me leave it.  Perhaps it was waiting for the right time. Any book though that … Continue reading Unfolding plans 195 – let them get on with their jobs.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

We’ve all seen this.  Anyone who has bought a book or some music online, or indeed any product, will have been given some suggestions as to what to buy next.  It’s a popular way of trying to upsell.  The assumption is that if you bought one thing you must have liked it and so would … Continue reading Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought