Leverage or average?

Written by Stuart Haden on March 27, 2014

This incredibly playful video (4:38) explores the very important concept of leverage. Without the appropriate skills and tools you might just end up being average. With the help of a few props on the beach I give more meaning to the definition below…

leverage |ˈlev(ə)rij, ˈlēv(ə)rij|


the exertion of force by means of a lever or an object used in the manner of a lever

In one example I describe the success I achieved, using the appropriate tools for a certain job. Perhaps more strikingly (no pun intended) the second example demonstrates how difficult it can be if you haven’t got the tools to create leverage. Here the job appears to be somewhat impossible (answers on a postcard please or just comment below). Indeed the job itself may actually blunt the tools that I describe. Here average turns to below average.