There are bad bosses, there are decent bosses and there are good bosses. But only great bosses do the following: Read More
A moving pictorial representation of the dark truth that lurks beneath the pristine waters of success.Read More
At my parents’ place.
Me: Hello Lucy. What are you doing? Playing with Duplo?
Me: Can I play as we- Oh. OH! OH MY FUUUUU-
My mum: Oh, don’t be so silly.
Me: WHAT IS IT? Lucy, don’t look.
Mum: It’s Marilyn.… Read the restRead More
The other day my wife, my daughter (Lucy) and I were coming home from a walk. We went via a cricket oval.
It was late afternoon and a game had just finished. We passed the pavilion and began to climb the hill towards our house when we all noticed a cricketer having a wizzle up against a fence of a nearby house.
He wasn’t particularly well hidden – there was just a barely living clump of bush obscuring his dude – but we probably wouldn’t have noticed him had it not been for the fact he was emitting wind with gay abandon.… Read the restRead More
“Grandpa, what was Agile Methodology?”
“Ah, that’s a very good question, kiddo.”
“And what’s the answer?”
“The answer to what?”
“About Agile Methodology.”
“Oh. Oh… that. I thought you were talking about the other thing.”
“The… thing… with… about… the… the… bi-… about… Biff… Pelican. Biff Pelican.”
“Well it’s a funny story, actually. I used to have this weblog. And -”
“I was asking about Agile Methodology.”
“No. No. Of course you were.”… Read the restRead More
[At a party.]
“So what do you do for a living, Johnson?”
“Uh… it’s Jonathan… I’m a… well, a writer.”
“A writer? You write books? Novels?”
“No, no, no. No. Definitely not.
“But I do write a little thing… a little columny thing… in the paper.”
“The local paper? Well that’s nice.”
“No. The Age. And The Sydney Morning Herald. And some other ones online.”
“Oh. What do you write about?”
“Well… I dunno… stuff.”
“Stuff? As in auction prices?”
“Auction pri-? What? No. Stuff like work, life in the corporate world, management buzzwords.”
“Give me an example of one of these columns of yours.”
“Well… um… for instance… I might talk about how difficult this conversation can be.”
“The one we’re having now. The one that starts with ‘So what do you do, Jonathan?’ ”
“Sounds fascinating. And what did you do at uni to qualify you to be a columnist?”
“Well, I’m not really… I did Arts. A Bachelor of Arts.”
“Oh. A Bachelor of Arts? Oh! Wow! How’s working at McDonald’s going for you?”
“No. Remember. Five seconds ago, I told you I don’t work at McDonald’s.”
“You did. You did. That’s right.… Read the restRead More
Hello and welcome to the first ever Haught Take.
Hang on – what’s a Haught Take?
Do you want to know what annoys me about the ‘inspirational’ memes and quotes that do the rounds on Facebook and LinkedIn? Well, their preposterous oversimplification of the human condition, obviously. But also their ubiquity.
There are so many and they seem to be everywhere, turning social media feeds into ultra-efficient production lines of trite platitudes.… Read the restRead More