I’m not supposed to say any of this, because it’ll seem like showing off.  I assure you though that I’m not, because I don’t really think I have that much to show off about. This week on The Apprentice (yes I know), that annual celebration of braggadocio and bullshit over ability and achievement, one particular...


Plagiarism amongst modern stand-up comedians is viewed within the industry as a mortal sin, or at the very least as outright theft.  These artisans make their living quite literally by their wits, and jealously guard the form of words that they carefully craft into their act.  Not only one-liner gags, but whole scenarios, comic story...

Shutter Island – Plot Twists

Warning; this article may contain spoilers. I’m not usually one for giving away plots in movies that others have yet to see.  I’m a pretty gullible movie-goer, and readily get drawn into the premise of a movie, happily suspending disbelief as each ridiculous device is deployed in order to take me down the director’s chosen...

How are your firing skills?

Unfortunately a great many managers, supervisors, and business owners have had to do just that in the past year.  It’s something that defines you as a boss, and a responsibility that separates you from your team.  These days, it’s an exercise that’s so fraught with difficulty, and dangerous repercussions, that often only in-house or outsourced...

Are You Full of Glee?

Are you loving E4’s new hit American import, Glee? However you feel about the show (and I quite like it – in a totally manly way, of course), business-wise, they’ve got it sussed. All songs are available straightaway on iTunes and the E4 website for sale. I can see them charting, even though they’re saccharin...
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