Charles Baudelaire and hospitals

Came across a lovely comment by Charles Baudelaire, sort of variation on ‘The grass is greener…’ “This life is a hospital where every patient is possessed with the desire to change beds” – seems to capture the constant worry that we could be doing better, or worse, that others are better placed than [...]


Forecasting; useful… and dangerous

In 2013, dairy giant Fonterra was forced to undertake a recall of batches of its products due to a fear that they might be contaminated. Although it was later proven that the batches were not contaminated, the episode did reveal a number of interesting points. First-off, Fonterra was demonstrably not prepared for the above incident and [...]