Tag: The Corporate Menagerie

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What was the most difficult part?

What was the most difficult part? Getting to a point of satisfaction! I wanted to make sure that it was the very best I could do. Every time I visited the manuscript I found something that could be improved and I expect people reading the finished article will think there are still plenty that can…
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So, Tom how did you decide which characters merited verses of four-line, six line or more?

So, Tom how did you decide which characters merited verses of four-line, six line or more? No real science here, folks! I tried to stick to my original principles of education, information and entertainment. I did not want repetitive four-line verses – although there are probably more of this style than any other and I…
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The Corporate Menagerie – How did you choose the characters?

Yes, it wasn’t simply a straightforward choice to include all the animals that came to mind. Diversity and Equality features prominently in The Menagerie, so it was important to ensure that there was a correct balance of personalities that would represent a fair cross section of global society. I also drew on my experience of…
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The Corporate Menagerie – So, why did it take so long, Tom?

I am a Tinkerman! Always fiddling to get it better. That, and the fact that I got rather busy with my training company. It took the best part of a year to get the text and the illustrations completed. Then I had to edit (a better word for tinkering!). I actually completed the narrative for…
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The Corporate Menagerie – Why the Menagerie? Why Animals?

I blame my Mother – God rest her soul. She used to describe people as animals and would hoot at her own imagination. It must have penetrated my subconscious because I have tended to do the same – for my sins! Then, of course, we use metaphors in everyday language e.g. brave as a lion,…
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