August 2013

“I’m a project manager,” said the man confidently. “Your job seems to be taking a long time, perhaps I can give you a few tips.”

 

Now then – one thing I have learned on this job is that sometimes, even when you so want to tell someone to stick their idea where the sun doesn’t shine, it’s worth a listen just in case they happen to know what they’re talking about. Another thing is…


Jan/Feb 2013

 I once spent a morning with a high-falutin’ barrister from some stupidly expensive London chambers. I was due in crown court as an expert and he wanted me up to speed before some equally expensive defence barristers got their teeth into me and ruined his case. But he wasn’t with the programme himself because he’d been drafted in at the last moment to replace another who’d gone sick and wasn’t in…