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There are 6 posts tagged: "how not to win"
- Tail wagging the dog
- 17 December 2021
We're having a problem at work with one of our vendors. Or, rather, InstantlyForgettableNameCorp's admin are having a problem with one of our vendors' admin. I can't pretend that I understand it, because I've been excluded from the discussions.(more…)
- 'X' for Latina
- 13 December 2021
For some inexplicable reason, there's a remake of West Side Story, for anyone who considers the 1961 classic to be somehow inadequate. I wasn't aware that this was something that the world had been clamouring for. Neither were cinema audiences, it seems, who stayed away in droves when it debuted last weekend: Steven Spielberg's effort hasn't performed sensationally at the box office.(more…)
- When 'yes' means 'no'
- 19 November 2021
According to David Robson, for BBC Worklife, people are more likely to comply with requests for assistance, through fear of disagreement otherwise. All very psychological.(more…)
- If you can't get it right, do it wrong
- 11 February 2021
I don't know whether to file this under(more…)
idiot editors, so I'll tag it with both.
- Let's go with plan B
- 20 November 2016
As a general rule, gloating at someone else's personal failure is not a good look; schadenfreude is pretty mean-spirited without context. There are exceptions, however, and Elizabeth Holmes is one of mine.(more…)
- A challenging question?
- 24 June 2013
The BBC's The Editors is(more…)
a programme which sets out to ask challenging questions. The challenging question that John Simpson posed was no less than
What has happened to the French joie de vivre?