The Board Report

Board Memo2

 

I’m sure Dilbert has already done something like this, but didn’t have the time to trawl through all his cartoons (as much fun as that would be).


St Just le Martel cartoon festival

Every now and then you need to take a step back and give yourself a pat on the back.

I’ve created a Brag Page to house my small cartooning triumphs and the first one is my entry into the annual St Just le Martel International Cartoon festival. Take a peak at the slide show. 


What happens when you rotate the corporate ladder by 90 degrees?

When you rotate the corporate ladder

And I was rather surprised to see that there were more similarities between the corporate ladder and monkey bars.

The inventor, Sebastian Hinton, patented the first set of monkey bars in 1920.  In his patent application (Ref: US1471465 A) he explained his inspiration and logic for creating this piece of equipment.

‘As exercise for children, climbing has in it conspicuous-features of advantage. It is an exercise wherein all the muscles of the whole body are used. Climbing is the natural method of locomotion which the evolutionary predecessors of the human race were designed to practice, and is therefore almost ideally suited for children…  

Again and importantly, the monkey instinct strong in all human beings and perhaps more clearly displayed in children, makes climbing a sport to which children by a psychology about the same as that of a kitten at play with a ball, which of course is practice for hunting.’

And now for a bit of fun, let’s change the word ‘children’ with ‘businessmen’ and tweak a few other choice words.

‘As exercise for ambitious businessmen, climbing the corporate ladder has in it conspicuous-features of advantage. It is an exercise wherein all the muscles of the whole body are used. Climbing is the natural method of locomotion which the evolutionary predecessors of the human race were designed to practice, and is therefore almost ideally suited for the want-to-be CEO…

Again and importantly, the monkey instinct strong in all human beings and perhaps more clearly displayed in businessmen, makes climbing the corporate ladder a sport to which businessmen by a psychology about the same as that of a kitten at play with a ball, which of course is practice for hunting.’


Fabulous Friday Freebie – Colour Doug

It’s that time again for our fabulous Friday freebie.

Doug colouring inYou know thew drill. Click here to grab it now.

 


More to do lists

Dinosaur to do list


The winners of ‘Name the Alien’ competition

Meet my new alien mascots

blue alien blank

WARP

Moon alien 2

QUARKLE

pink alien blank

FANG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to our winners, Teresa, Colleen from MorgueMouse and Shirley

But here are some of the other fantastic entries – all really clever and funny. A big thank you to all who entered!

  • Sky Moos, Lunar Rover, Iron Chicken (Simon)
  • Big Blue, Screaming Pink, Old Gold (Harold)
  • Quasar, Pulsar, Lidar Farkle, Quarkle, Sparkle (Colleen, from http://www.morguemouse.com)
  • Hix, Isboor, Strognor, Galagat, Zobrat, Ecotylyn, Silaspran, Dugae, Ots, Crawog, Teopee, Olaf, Selcuk, Oreo, Erfu, Afana, Layorra, Largik (Ruqhia from http://beadingtutorialsforu.wordpress.com/)
  • Nanu Nanu (Seeker from http://3psbyseeker.com)
  • Tendercles, kudzlefly and Hesnaw (Lovehappynotes from from http://lovehappynotes.com)
  • Scary, Mary, Marti - I suggest your extraterrestrial trio are the Moonbeam sisters. But which one’s which?
I think Marti is the one in the middle (Grumpy old git from http://alanfrancis.wordpress.com)
  • Tiny (blue), Gumball (yellow), Fang (pink) (Shirley)
  • Warp,
 Piranha, Sunshine (Teresa)
  • Ecks, Wye, Zed - or X, Y and Z as a short form. Ecks (pink alien – you never know what he/she will do), Wye (blue – always asking questions and usually worried about the answers) and Zed (yellow – cool and calm, the last word in any discussion. (GD from http://gdkonstantine.wordpress.com)
  • Gregory, Cheeseball, Pinky Poo (Katja)
  • Cosmo, Knuckles, 4t2 (as in, the answer) (Saskia)
  • Flotsom, Jetsom and Getsome (Jonathan)

 

Reference: Competition details


The to do list

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