Defy irate monks, but not to form an elite order of nimbles and clevers


In my younger and less grammatical years I found the “carrot and stick” analogy very confusing. Surely the carrot that was dangled in front of a lazy, carrot-loving animal to make it move had to be tied to the end of a stick? Otherwise the mule or llama or alpaca would simply eat the carrot and sit down again...

This article is reserved for DispatchLIVE subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all our content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Already registered on HeraldLIVE, BusinessLIVE, TimesLIVE or SowetanLIVE? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email or call 0860 52 52 00.