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Richard Bach, in his book Illusions, states a handy aphorism: Perspective – use it or lose it. Every year, RG&A shares amongst recreation and tourism management professionals several tools and concepts to help exercise our perspective. Each issue considers a range of issues from outside the leisure industry – from quantum physics to management theory. Each is a PDF file of between 50 and 200 KB.

Issue Topic
2015
  • Free will
  • Euler’s equation
2014
  • Natural frequencies
  • Folle of Oromo
  • Low-hanging fruit
  • Roman numerals
2013
  • Sway, blink, think
  • Lateral thinking
2012
  • Meta-ethical humour
  • Doodling good
  • Quantum entanglement
  • Starting and stopping an auto
2011
  • A priori, post hoc
  • Placebo
  • Lalalalalala
2010
  • Gullibility
  • Altruistic punishment
  • Change is good
2009
  • Parkinson's Law and Neeplphut's Maxim
  • Regret
  • Escherichia coli
  • Last orders
2008
  • Uncertain certainty (the fallacy of significance tests)
  • Certain uncertainty (the improbable future)
  • Carrot polarity
2007
  • I'm right. You're not (eristic)
  • I am right. You are wrong (water logic)
  • Deadlines
2006
  • Being good (gaming theory)
  • Not easy being green
  • Plausible tosh (Wisdom of Crowds, Tipping Point)
2005
  • Vitamin G (gossip)
  • Proving the pudding
  • Relativity (special)
  • Beautiful aliens
2004
  • Six degrees of separation
  • Civil society
2003
  • Confabulation
  • Cognitive dissonance
2002
  • Souming
  • The butterfly effect
  • Hawthorn effect
  • Sensitive and sane
2001
  • Tragedy of the commons
  • The sucker principle
  • Risk homeostasis
2000
  • Subsidiarity
  • Ethics
  • Honesty
  • The panda principle
1999
  • Reverse delegation
  • Regression to the mean
  • Occam’s razor
  • Red Queen hypothesis