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What’s Up Doc … Resilience?

by Tom O'Connor on August 21st, 2010

In his 1988 autobiography, Mel Blanc, the voice behind so many cartoon characters, tells how, following a serious car accident in 1961, he was miraculously brought back from a coma.
After 3 weeks of mounting frustration, his doctor found the key in an innocent throw-away question: “how are you today, Bugs Bunny”.
To which, Blanc awakened with [...]

Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast

by Tom O'Connor on August 15th, 2010

The story of Brian Clough’s infamous 44 days in charge of Leeds United is well dramatised in the 2009 movie, Damned United. 
The movie begins with Don Revie, the club’s then manager for 13 years, in a press conference announcing his resignation, on being offered the job of managing the national team. His words were to [...]