Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: Genius or foolish?

Are you a contract genius, courageous with your terms, or an intelligent fool? As Einstein said “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction…”  Read the full

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The Dotted Line: There’s been a misunderstanding

I was confused and my pride was hurt – my 20YO had dissed my present to him. It was only a bar of dark vegan mint chocolate from Choc Affair. But still… Read the full edition here What key element of your contract needs to be accurate? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubzV7PgsGIs&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=SarahFox

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The Dotted Line: Could you do it?

Do you think you could write a story in just 6 words or in 500 words? How much meaning can we get into just a few short syllables or sentences? Read the full edition here Why is it even more important now to keep things simple? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ClcRaBkNkw&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=SarahFox

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The Dotted Line: Bonkers

Have you ever watched someone make proper coffee or cook an omelette and wondered why they do it like that? Bonkers, huh? It’s amazing how we form idiosyncratic habits and then simply never question them. Read the full edition here What characterises a document which is designed to be used

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The Dotted Line: It’s just stuff

It’s just stuff, we say as we try and sort out our junk or garage during lockdown. Some of it is ‘special stuff’ – things that remind us of specific people or memories (I confess to a mug collection). But do we really feel empathy for those objects? Read the

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The Dotted Line: Doh!

Have you ever had one of those moments when you finally realise something that others have known for years? Like the arrow on your car’s petrol gauge that tells you which side the petrol cap is on? <Doh> Read the full edition here Unlike John Cleese pretending to fall asleep

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The Dotted Line: How would you feel?

A jaw-dropping birthday cake arrives at the table to gasps of appreciation. But the celebrant declines to share. How would you feel? Surprised? Disappointed? Hungry? Read the full edition here Do you love cakes more than contracts? This is one of the cakes that wasn’t eaten during the party 🙁 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VO1_z-cEaQ&ab_channel=SarahFox

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The Dotted Line: Where did it go?

“Stop SHOUTING!!” You overhear an adult yell at their kids, rolling your eyes at the irony. You conveniently forget the times you’ve told your kids to step away from their screens and read a book, despite spending all day on Zoom calls before slumping in front of the TV. Read

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The Dotted Line: I won’t waste your time

Ever wondered why my Dotted Lines are short? Because I think your time is important and I don’t want to waste it! Not everyone agrees… Read the full edition here If you think law is the worst offender, watch out for a corker of a tongue-twister from the US military:

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