John-Paul Flintoff I'm a journalist, film maker and author.
* NEW BOOK * How To Change The World is published around the world from May 2012.
My previous book, Sew Your Own, was variously described (by other people) as wonderful, amazing, funny, warm, inspiring, moving and utterly brilliant.
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Thanks @craftivists for putting me up to this at Salon event yday. Had good chance to think quietly while finishing it today (Taken with Instagram)
Woman teaching #knitting to man who lost use of one arm, at his request, @theschooloflife tonight (Taken with Instagram)
What happens when people reveal their earnings?
“Discussing money is the last taboo,” says Karl Plunkett ruefully. “We are happy to discuss sex, or death, but not – shock, horror – how much we earn. It’s just not something we do.”
Plunkett knows how painful it can be, having taken part in an open – and televised – discussion of wages at the company where he works. In a remarkable experiment, the multimillionaire owner of Pimlico Plumbers, Charlie Mullins, asked his entire workforce to reveal exactly how much they are paid. One by one, they pinned their salaries on a notice board for workmates to see – provoking a tidal wave of shock, guilt and resentment.
“If this happened at my company,” said one viewer on Twitter, echoing what thousands of others may have been thinking, “there would be war.”