Monthly Archives: April 2013

Cartoon Portfolio Update

Here’s the latest batch for your delectation. I’m not a footie fan but the Luis Suarez biting incident was too good an opportunity to miss This one deals with the latest fad in the world of work Created for one of my Twitter followers, @SashimiPete To commemorate this year’s Grand National and referencing the horsemeat […]

Into The Heart Of Workplace Darkness

In 1899, Joseph Conrad produced Heart of Darkness, a short novel ostensibly about Charles Marlow’s work as an ivory transporter in Africa. In the course of his work Marlow becomes obsessed with Kurtz, an ivory agent, notorious amongst the local population and the European colonials. This work is interpreted as a thematic exploration of savagery, […]


We work in a world where it is all too often all too easy to avoid taking a position, sticking with it, making a difficult choice and seeing it through. Inertia in modern organisations is sometimes down to this collective procrastination. Julie Drybrough (@fuchsia_blue) posted a really interesting and thought-provoking piece on individual and collective […]

They Don’t Like It Up ‘Em

I recently spent a convivial evening in one of London’s better pubs with a diverse group of commentators on the world of work and on people in work. It was my first experience of meeting in person, and en masse, people from my social media network. With a few notable exceptions, I had not met […]

“There is absolutely no greater high than challenging the power structure as a nobody, giving it your all, and winning!”

I recently wrote a blog post that proved to be one of the more popular ones I’ve posted. It concerned itself with the plight of the common man in the modern world of work. It is a theme that’s been touched on more than a few times in my writing, consciously or otherwise. This blogpost […]

Cartoonify – Release #4

Below is the new image (Release #4), delayed slightly due to school holidays in which I am an active participant. All of those now in the image (including those who featured in Releases #1, #2 and #3) are shown in bold in the list at the bottom of this post. You will see that there […]

Happiness At Work & Cartooning Collaboration

The other evening, as I was preparing dinner for two hungry little monsters, I heard a remarkable chap on BBC Radio 2 talking about happiness at work. He was propounding the potential for anyone to be happy at work and, as this blog is so often about both work and happiness and also about the […]