Storytelling is not what I do for a living – it is how I do all that I do while I am living – Donald Davis Most, if not all, of you will be familiar with the parlour game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” in which players try to connect anyone in Hollywood with the […]

Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences – Robert Louis Stevenson Remember when all those people around you were suffering from a fever of 38 °C, chills, fatigue, bluish skin colouration, sore throat, hoarseness, cough, headache, difficulty swallowing, painful swallowing, difficulty breathing, rapid breathing, foul-smelling blood-stained nasal discharge and lymphadenopathy, cardiac […]

Work. I’m sick of it. I’m sick of talking and thinking about it. I’m sick of hearing about prescriptions for working life that treat only the symptoms, not the disease. Of cures, not prevention. I’m sick of people being treated as assets, talent and capital. I’m sick of a headlong rush to build a volatile, […]

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art – Paul Cézanne Sex is emotion in motion – Mae West March 20th, 2015, sees Europe’s largest Emotional Intelligence (EQ) summit arrive at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank hotel. Hosted by RocheMartin and Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University, the summit is […]

Hope is a flatterer, but the most upright of all parasites; for she frequents the poor man’s hut, as well as the palace of his superior – William Shenstone (1714 – 63) Poet and  landscape gardener In 1545, a Fransiscan friar named Bernardino de Sahagún began work on a remarkable ethnographic research project into Mesoamerica, […]

The post below, originally published on Monday evening, which tells the story of a humble cartoon that took me somewhere wonderful, has taken on an added resonance for me after the horrific events in Paris yesterday. The cartoonists and journalists of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo who were murdered sought to uphold one of our […]

Christmas carols re-imagined for the world of work. Holly & Ivy – Now in their late sixties, Holly and Ivy just found out that they’re being moved onto zero hours contracts. Godkin Works His Last – Accounts payable clerk, Derek Godkin, gets notice of redundancy the night before Christmas. Wahey In A Manger – Donna […]


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