Red Pill or Blue Bill?

You may have noticed that 40 years ago, this week the Bank of England suffered it's midlife crisis. As a result they gave up on pounds, shillings and pence and instead went for decimilisation as a way of fixing it's future and simplifying the whole process of making and spending money.

In a strange way, I find myself mirroring this moment in history somewhat. I too feel that I'm on the cusp of my own mid-life crisis. I sit amongst an overly and unnecessarily complex set of processes that cause poor performance with excellent accountability. It's a system that I can see myself giving up on (decimating if you like) in favour of a far simpler and sensible process of making and spending money.

Ahh, but let's not forget that I'm a Capricorn. The Mountain Goat. And as such, I'm known for not leaping into the unknown and very carefully picking the safe path so as not to fall.

It says here:

The sign Capricorn is one of the most stable and (mostly) serious of the zodiacal types. These independent, rocklike characters have many sterling qualities. They are normally confident, strong willed and calm. These hardworking, unemotional, shrewd, practical, responsible, persevering, and cautious to the extreme persons, are capable of persisting for as long as is necessary to accomplish a goal they have set for themselves. Capricorn are reliable workers in almost any profession they undertake. They are the major finishers of most projects started by the ‘pioneering’ signs; with firm stick-to-it-ness they quickly become the backbone of any company they work for.

Always bothers me how this stuff is so on-the-nail.

Have a great weekend.

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