Category Archives: Books & Film

Endeavour: Morse Meets Mad Men

Who Is Endeavour Morse? Fans of the classic British police drama Inspector Morse had to wait until the final episode to discover Morse’s first name. An intensely private character, he was known simply as Morse to everyone, and never told anyone his first name. In the new series Endeavour there is no such mystery. Endeavour… Read More »

JPod

Douglas Coupland captured the spirit of an era with Generation X, a revealing portrait of slacker life in Canada. The lack of ambition and conformity was considered disturbing and reviewers worried about a lost generation. JPod looks again at a new generation of employees working in the software industry. It’s interesting reading for anyone working… Read More »

Severance

Taking a break from working over the Easter weekend, a film about a Management Team Building break seemed a good choice. Organisations invest heavily in team building away days, short breaks and outward bound adventures. It’s important that teams get on well together, trust each other, and know each others strengths and weaknesses. Severance sees… Read More »

The Wire as Management Textbook

Management consultants and leadership gurus often spend a lot of time looking for inspirational leaders and models of managerial success with which they can inspire people. It’s become almost a cliché to draw examples from the military and sports. Those examples are often filled with products of private education and great universities, excluding individuals from… Read More »

Obscure Breaking Bad Character Halloween Costume Ideas

Breaking Bad Support Character Costumes I love Breaking Bad, and I’ll happily throw a Breaking Bad themed costume party. Whilst Walter White Costumes may be all the rage, even for Bryan Cranston, not everyone can wear a Walter White outfit or a Walter as Heisenberg costume. Breaking Bad has some great support characters who are easily… Read More »