Bill Hicks, George Carlin, Richard Pryor. Oh, no, hang on! Dylan Moran is still with us. And Tommy Tiernan. Demetri Martin. Scratch that ill-considered title – we’ve still got a few proper funny-men. But Mitch Hedberg is dead – and he was gooooood: A lot of times, I’ll drive for like 10 miles with the [...]
If you’ve ever given a presentation that fell flat because you misjudged your audience in some way, the following urban tale will resonate with you. Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp acquired the New York Post in 1993. Apparently Murdoch bumped into one of the bigwigs from Bloomingdales some time later and, in the course of the [...]
“Any teacher who can be replaced by a machine … should be.” Arthur C Clarke Where does that leave a presenter who insists on reading out a litany of bullet points – or entire paragraphs – from his/her slides?
I went to a job interview the other day, the guy asked me if I had any questions. I said “Yes, just one. If you were driving in a car traveling at the speed of light and you turned your headlights on, what would happen?” He said he couldn’t answer that. I told him, “Well [...]