Monthly Archives: July 2010

A review of Good Boss, Bad Boss by Robert I Sutton PhD

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I would shortly be writing a review of Bob Sutton’s new book Good Boss, Bad Boss. Well, the book arrived, I read it and here’s the review: Robert I. Sutton, PhD is … Continue reading

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I do apologise

Sometimes real life gets in the way of this blogging thing and just now I find myself with some urgent deadlines that are taking all my time.  The aforementioned book review is on it’s way and normal service will be … Continue reading

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Something like this had to happen eventually.

A few days ago my headphones broke, so I went shopping. On my way somewhere else I saw a little shop with a sign saying CD, DVD & AV. “Fantastic!” thought I, ‘”Audio Visual”: just what I’m looking for’ and … Continue reading

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Murderer campaigns for release on Facebook!

“Despicable!” I hear you cry.  Or not, if you are my regular reader, as you will already be aware of my involvement with the ongoing campaign to free Prisoner Ben. If you don’t already know about it, then I suggest … Continue reading

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Coming to a screen near you*!

If you liked Mega Shark vs Giant Octopus[1], now there comes the fruit of that union. You thought it was safe to go back in the water? Now, the birth of an unholy chimera means it isn’t even safe to … Continue reading

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David Cameron fails to grasp the meaning of compassion

Our esteemed Prime Minister has said: It is absolutely clear that Raoul Moat was a callous murderer, full stop, end of story. I cannot understand any wave, however small, of public sympathy for this man. There should be sympathy for … Continue reading

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I am unimpressed by David Willetts.

David Willetts is our new science minister. Apparently he thinks the best way to drive the scientific innovation that will be a leading cause of the economic recovery, when it comes, is to voluntarily step down from being world leaders in blue-sky … Continue reading

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I… Just… Um… Wow!

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

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Exciting upcoming book review.

As my more regular readers will be aware, I am a long-standing fan of Bob Sutton’s wisdom on all things management. I have a strong interest in being a good manager (someday) and I find his advice is often more … Continue reading

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My continuing correspondence with my MP

I have to give Bernard Jenkin credit for one thing: he takes his correspondence seriously. Not 12 hours after I sent my letter, I received the following reply: Thank you for your recent email, about the forthcoming referendum on the … Continue reading

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