St Mary Mead Principle ...

I was trying to explain to my son the other day the concept, that is the "St Mary Mead Principle". Introduced by Agatha Christie as the home of Miss Marple. It often served in her books as well as when televised as her ultimate deus ex machina.

The principle is quite interesting - she often sees the solution to the crime by comparing all the evidence to a situation in her village. Often observing and comparing the petty minor ruminations of village life to the more complex siltation at hand.

I call it the "St Mary Mead Principle", I am sure it has many other names. What is interesting is that it can be used in multiple situations and often with great effect. Often experience of events in education can be translated to corporate life and vice versa. Anything that describes the reactions and responses of individuals in tense situations - translates from one situation to many others.

Because it was observed somewhere entirely unrelated, does little to diminish the relevance.

Think about it, is there any situations that you have encountered in different environments that can be described by the "St Mary Mead Principle". 

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