Archive for August, 2009

Scenes from corporate life

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

meetings

See previous scenes from corporate life.

Scenes from corporate life

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

Here’s this week’s wry look at words in the workplace. See previous cartoons in the series.

Performance (more…)

Five books you should own if you want to be a better business writer (and not a Strunk & White or Eats, Shoots & Leaves among them)

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Yeah, yeah, we all know S&W should be permanently attached to any writer’s desk. And that Lynn Truss is hilarious (if you’re one of the converted and enjoy being preached to by a sneery old schoolmarm).

But here are five books you might not have thought of – but which I think you should have on your shelf if you want to be a better business writer. (more…)

Scenes from corporate life

Friday, August 14th, 2009

rightsizing (more…)

Words that should be banned: Talent

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Until I worked for an investment bank, I’d only ever heard the word “talent” used of the likes of David Beckham, Bryn Terfel or hot-looking boys on a night out. But as soon as I arrived in the world of finance, I discovered that everyone was talented. (more…)