Category: The Dotted Line

The Dotted Line: How flexible are you?

Are you guilty of fixing plans too early? My in-laws’ plans for a quiet wedding in 1966 needed a tweak when England made it into the World Cup Final on their wedding day.  Do you really think we can predict the future and, if not, do we have contracts that are flexible enough to stay

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The Dotted Line: Making myself redundant

I am a turkey voting for Christmas – my goal is to make myself redundant!  Although my whole business is based on contracts (talks, workshops, consultancy), ultimately I want contract users to have the tools and skills to create, adapt, negotiate and complete their contracts withoutneeding my help. Read the

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The Dotted Line: Things have changed

This week my eldest son is 21. Back in 2000, we couldn’t record his every move as no-one owned a camera phone, we couldn’t share his image with relatives across the world as Facebook hadn’t been dreamt up, we couldn’t press play to sing him a lullaby wherever we were

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The Dotted Line: Whaaat?

You may not have to give life or death information, but clear language can ensure your message is heard, understood and can be immediately actioned. Read the full edition here Which are the worst contracts for ambiguity? Find out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwJHMcpHckc&feature=youtu.be

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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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