How many of you have never had a problem with your computer? Hands up! No, I didn’t think so. At least when it happens at work, there’s someone in the IT department who can fix it.
Assuming of course that you work for an organisation which actually has an IT department.
Or at the least has IT technicians who know what they’re doing (not always the case).
Anyway, for those of you who’ve always wanted to bash the bloody thing, but were too afraid – here’s your chance to do it online at Whack Your Computer – from the same people that brought you Whack Your Boss.
To my mind, the Dilbert Principle, if taken to its logical conclusion, suggests that all you have to do to succeed in life, is to be a duffer. Duffers get promoted, those with talent get left behind. Duffers get paid more, experts paid less.
And of course, I’ve seen this happen, both in my own experience and from those of others. Continue reading →
This is my second post in the two part series “What Makes a Good Leader?” This exciting series was prompted by an absurd article in the Huffington Post, claiming that certain politicians – to wit, Ed Miliband and Boris Johnson – need plastic surgery if they are to have a hope in hell of reaching the top of the greasy pole.
All this is nonsense of course. It’s a person’s inner qualities that count. In my first post, I discussed the ability of a boss to delegate. This second post talks about how important it is that a boss should be decisive.
Gaius Julius Caesar, Rimini Italy Photo by Georges Jansoone
The other day I came across this article in the Huffington Post, which suggests that if you really want to get to the top of the tree – at Westminster at least – you need a facelift. And this isn’t just an idle thought – oh, no, this is all according to research by a “facial mapping expert.” Continue reading →
Apparently, “Newcastle has quietly built a reputation among entrepreneurs as the place to launch their businesses.” A far cry from seacoal and other such stuff that made the city what it was when Britain was the wealthiest nation in the world.
A city once dominated by heavy industry offers not just an alternative, but for a growing number it is the preferred location over an over-crowded capital.
Which is also quite heartening. We are so fixated on London and the South East that we forget that there are other bits of Britain somewhere around the map.
The report mentions a £1m accelerator programme, Ignite 100 – haven’t a clue what that means, but here is the website for anyone interested: