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 »

Matkot, Frescoball, Frescobol at the Beach

What is Matkot? What is Frescobol? Matkot and Frescobol are two different names for the same game. Matkot is crazy-popular in Israel, and literally translates as “paddle”. Frescobol is played on the beaches of Brazil, and transliterates as Fresh-Ball. Those of us with English as a first language can join in by playing Frescoball. With… Read More »

Eggless Peanut Butter Cookie Variations

These eggless peanut butter cookies are easy to make with just a few ingredients you’ve probably already got on hand. They’re perfect for when we have vegans visiting, or I need a lactose-free cookie recipe on short notice. I have made them with butter rather than vegan margarine and that works fine, but they won’t… 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 »

Sport’s Biggest Club Competition

The European Champions League The Champions League is the biggest competition in club sport. The Final was watched by 360,000,000 people last year, more than three times as many as sat through the Superbowl. Chelsea‘s success in the competition was estimated by Coventry Universityto be worth £69m (US$107m). The total prize money distributed between the… Read More »

Shadows Over Camelot Co-operative Game

It’s cold out, so it’s a perfect time to sit home and play a game. Shadows over Camelot pits the players against the game, meaning that to win, your fellow gamers need to win too. To win a game of Shadows over Camelot players sometimes have to do things that aren’t much fun. A player… 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 »

Urban Vacation Weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark

Two Days In Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen in Denmark makes a great urban vacation location. The city of Copenhagen is vibrant, welcoming and packed full of history, as well as shopping and culture. English is widely spoken and there are cheap, frequent daily flights from most European capitals. You can certainly spend a week in Copenhagen… Read More »

What To Watch After The West Wing

Which Political TV Dramas Are Worth Watching? I do love a political drama, and there’s plenty to choose from. Here’s my favorites, and the answers I give to the questions: What to watch after the Sopranos? What to watch after Breaking Bad? I like intelligent programming, and I’m not averse to comedy. When the two… Read More »