Category Archives: Success

There’s no KP in TEAM

We’ve all heard that there’s no “I” in TEAM. After being dropped, there is now no Kevin Pietersen either. So why did England omit KP from their crucial final Test squad against South Africa at Lords today? Is there a … Continue reading

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Only the art-less can afford art

It seemed mighty unfair that the girls should lose the task. Kicking off a new series of BBC’s Apprentice, the first task was to design, make and sell printed items. The girls’ team Sterling produced some excellent ideas. Even the … Continue reading

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It’s all about exams

If you’ve just had results you could be forgiven for thinking it was. And of course exams are important. But is there more to life than your A level grades? What happens if you don’t have any? Will you make … Continue reading

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Britain backs Botham

30 years ago, Headingly Yorkshire, Ian Botham pulled off the most spectacular victory in cricket test history. BBC’s Sir Ian Botham: The Legend of the 1981 Ashes   was a great way to reminisce about the events of that match and … Continue reading

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Do you have to be nasty to win The Apprentice?

Or do you have to be a workaholic? Early twenties perhaps, or win nearly every task? This year’s Apprentice was the best ever! The new format looking for a £250k investment rather than a salaried job, was a winner. Because if … Continue reading

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Melody the man-eating tiger

Lord Sugar described Melody Hossaini as a “tiger” on BBC’s Apprentice Episode 8 . She ate the guys on her team for breakfast! Tom was this week’s team leader, although Melody doesn’t have much time for team work. They were to be … Continue reading

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Will England make number 1?

Andy Flower has been reappointed as England’s leader. He has set out his objective clearly: make England number one in the world (see the Times article). Will he succeed? Actually I am not sure. I do think his track record is … Continue reading

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