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There are 5 posts tagged: "how not to win"

Tail wagging the dog
17 December 2021
We're having a problem 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 haven't been involved in 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 idiot cheats or idiot editors, so I'll tag it with both. (more…)
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…)