Category Archives: Binary thinking

Jeremy Clarkson rude and offensive?

I used to like him. Until he was rude about the car I drive. Now I don’t respect his views at all… Um, not logical is it? Now he’s been very beastly about people who go on strike. But that’s … Continue reading

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I don’t care!

Generally means “I do care”! Telling ourselves, telling the people around us, telling the people we lead “I don’t care” is pretty common. Particularly in the “pushy” type of leader. But is “not caring” a necessary characteristic for the modern successful … Continue reading

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Stuart gets the sack

What a bizarre, and ultimately swift exit! Stuart Baggs, “the Brand” gets short shrift from Lord Sugar in the semi-final of 2010 Apprentice. But the odd thing is, we have had weeks and (seemingly endless) weeks of Stuart’s assent, culminating … Continue reading

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How does Paloma’s strategy fail her?

In this BBC Apprentice episode on selling fashion, Paloma was the one to be fired. Just as I thought it had reached its most dramatic, the Series just got better! As team leader, Paloma needed a strategy to win the task, but from … Continue reading

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How close is a big firm to failing?

The bigger you are the harder you fall, or so I was told. Having worked in the Big Four, I can confirm that they are very worried about falling over. And it’s no surprise either. When Arthur Andersen collapsed a … Continue reading

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I thought I would never watch East Enders

but Sainsburys had it on when we popped in last night and I saw the Queen Vic going up in flames. I was “forced” into watching this on the various TV screens Aisle 7 by my lingering family. We had … Continue reading

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How old are you?

Or maybe how old do you act? Some of the things we do without thinking are as much as 75 years old! For example, I like leaf tea in preference to tea bags. When I have time I make a … Continue reading

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