BRAIN FOOD: Matters for the mind to chew on - Words-worth Solutions

BRAIN FOOD: Matters for the mind to chew on - Words-worth Solutions - 'Others bring me problems,' said Mrs Thatcher in 1990. 'David brings me solutions.' Lord Young's recipe for sucking up to the powerful has been much imitated in business. Sell 'solution

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

'Others bring me problems,' said Mrs Thatcher in 1990. 'David brings me solutions.' Lord Young's recipe for sucking up to the powerful has been much imitated in business. Sell 'solutions': a bit of hardware, a dash of software, endless expensive hand-holding. Now even white-van man sells you 'roofing solutions' when all you want is the guttering fixed. Pushing 'solutions' is like being a Harley Street dermatologist: your patients don't die, they don't get you out of bed at night - and they never get better.

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