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Sir Tom Finney – Sportsman and Gentleman

Sir Tom Finney, one of England’s finest footballers died yesterday. Probably the best obituary I have come across is from Brian Glanville in the Guardian. I have no way to judge him as a sportsman, so I leave that to … Continue reading

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Character – Overcoming Adversity

About 2/3 of employment personality tests measure character – the kind of person you are. I am not planning an “obituary of the week” series (at least not yet), but how about a one-eyed test cricketer, the Nawab of Pataudi, … Continue reading

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Character

I caught the obituary of Cec Thompson this week. An orphan, and  a Rugby League international conscious of his lack of education. A window cleaner who became an undergraduate at 39, a graduate and a teacher. While doing all this … Continue reading

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