Taskmaster

November 2014

Your small business or multinational corporation is not a startup

11:30PM | Tuesday, 25 November 2014 | By Taskmaster Your humble correspondent noticed a new coffee shop had just opened up on the main street of Parts Unknown. While toiling away at frothing a skinny soy cappuccino, the barista claimed he was running a startup.

July 2014

Why ‘manageerists’, not managers, are the scum of the Earth

7:24PM | Friday, 25 July 2014 | By Taskmaster Yours truly is a gentle soul. There is only a small handful of things that cause the Taskmaster any distress. (Of course, by “handful”, I’m assuming here you’re a giant.)

From ‘GigaCat’ to ‘L1m3Monk3y’: Simple tips for naming your startup

7:28PM | Monday, 21 July 2014 | By Taskmaster The great news is that even if you are lazy or creatively bankrupt, you can still choose a great startup name. The Taskmaster shows you how.

Take a break, then take another look

7:29PM | Friday, 4 July 2014 | By Taskmaster Some say great code is like artwork. Unfortunately, Picasso or Giotto never had to worry about bugs in their masterpieces.

June 2014

Know when you’re “flearning”, not flying

6:51PM | Friday, 27 June 2014 | By Taskmaster As you will recall, last week your humble correspondent talked to a would-be entrepreneur whose big idea was to use drones to home deliver pizzas.

The pizza drone that won’t get a slice of the action

6:41PM | Friday, 20 June 2014 | By Taskmaster “My idea is revolutionary! It’s a world first!” the would-be entrepreneur says. When a drone delivering pizzas is involved, what could possibly go wrong?

The man who couldn’t cook

6:45PM | Friday, 13 June 2014 | By Taskmaster “I don’t know how to cook,” admitted the man sitting on a stool at the front bar of The Commercial Hotel in Parts Unknown.

Why Google thinks Old Taskmaster is a crazy old cat lady from Wisconsin

6:49PM | Friday, 6 June 2014 | By Taskmaster The other day, your loyal correspondent sat back in a leather recliner, brandy old-fashioned in hand, after a long day spent toiling in Taskmaster Towers.

Going plane crazy

6:28AM | Monday, 2 June 2014 | By Taskmaster Old Taskmaster explains a crucial difference between high-flying ideals and being on the right track.

May 2014

Kids these days: Why Gen Y workers are really leaving your business

5:10PM | Friday, 23 May 2014 | By Taskmaster Recently, some business owners have begun fretting over why their Gen Y employees are leaving their business. Here’s the real reason why the Y’s are going.
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