Archive | November, 2007

Training | Dark side of the Moon

Although good for playing percussion on mod-rock tracks, and driving expensive cars into domestic watery areas, Keith Moon has not, to Guru’s knowledge, hitherto been cited as an HR expert. However, training consultancy Innerbeat has used the legendary Who drummer as an example of how they get the most from employees.
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Immigration | The definitive conclusion

Guru realises that the House of Lords is not the most dynamic of places at the best of times. In fact there is probably less faffing, muddled thinking and postponed action on a wet Wednesday afternoon at the Women’s Institute Philosophy Society. But even in the dusty world of Parliament’s upper tier, the House of […]
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Forget ID cards | cricket balls are the key to security

Guru had a Eureka moment when he heard the news that the third of six 7,300-tonne destroyers has been launched at Govan shipyard in Glasgow. According to reports in the UK’s most-read national newspaper – the always balanced and fair and ‘intellectually’ stimulating Sun – this state-of-the-art vessel is equipped with the most up-to-date anti-aircraft […]
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CBI conference | pig farmer makes point

As everyone knows, there was only one event to be at this week – but after being thrown out of the Oxford University freedom of speech debate, Guru made do with visiting the CBI’s annual conference in Islington. And what a contrast the two events provided. At one, scruffily dressed people made feeble protests against […]
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Breakfast | The power of toast

After a full English breakfast this morning, followed by two rounds of toast, another pot of tea and a danish pastry, Guru started his working day by checking his emails. The first one he read told him that the UK loses £8.1bn each year through lost productivity due to people skipping breakfast.
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Geek theft highlights monstrous silliness of the online world

News that a teenager has been arrested in The Netherlands for stealing virtual furniture from a networking site highlights just how wrong the world of onlineness can be. Apparently, he ‘walked off’ with £2,800 of… um… ‘furniture’ from some ‘hotel rooms’, presumably leaving lots of virtual saddos to sit on their virtual backsides on their […]
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McClaren | Brolly poor show old bean

As a man of the world, a master of his own destiny and an all-round champion of getting the most from life, Guru rarely has cause to get angry. Today, however, Guru is angry. Very angry. It has not been a good week. It started off with the government losing all his personal details because […]
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Peter Hain takes on the fatties

Having recently been busy on ‘fact-finding’ missions around Europe, Guru can sympathise with work and pensions secretary who has decided to take on the ‘sicknote culture’ in the UK. Hain’s decision to personally intervene follows a report showing that there are 2,000 people refusing to work on the grounds that they are too fat to […]
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Guru’s wisdom gets some recognition at last

Guru is please to announced that his blue bonce has showed up on the radar of the world-renowned Times newspaper. Timesonline lists Yours Truly in its top 10 list of favourite work blogs, second only to two heavyweight academics – not involved in tomorrows blog posting, despite persistent rumours that top boffins actually do eat […]
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Skills | Retail gets sexy

There is only one thing Guru hates more than being told what not to wear, and that’s being told what not to wear by two ugly women with the combined fashion sense of a blind tramp talking to a German dog. Suffice it to say, then, that he is no fan of Trinny and Susannah. […]
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