Sunday, 2 October 2011

Quote of the Day: AFL edition

"[With] yesterday's stunning victory by Geelong over
Collingwood ... the club's ninth premiership and
its third in five years ... [the Geelong Cats] can now
rightfully claim to be the greatest of the modern era."
          - Caroline Wilson, writing in 'TheAge'

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Blogger Shane Pleasance said...

it sounds a bit like backing Man United...

3 Oct 2011, 15:45:00  
Blogger PC said...

Sorry, Shane, you'll have to explain that one.

3 Oct 2011, 18:55:00  
Blogger PC said...

@Shane: The reason I ask, Shane, is that the success at Geelong was built on being a values-driven organisation based on people with character and integrity.

What that has to do with David Beckham or Wayne Rooney or the latest mutant with no brain and a bad haircut I can't imagine.

If you want to see the way Geelong was built--and this a great book about building a group based on character and integrity, by the way--I highly recommend the book by former two-time-premier Geelong captain Tom Harley called 'Standing Tall.'

An MBA man like yourself should find it interesting. :-)

4 Oct 2011, 12:31:00  
Blogger Shane Pleasance said...

Ah, to be defined by my qualifications.

From your description, Geelong sound like the type of organisation one ought be proud to be associated with, at any level.

I have no knowledge of Aussie rules as a sport.

Having had an arms-length connection with Chelsea (innit) some years ago - and subsequently, Man U seem to have a following... well, The Urban Dictionary says it all

As the architect of your own mind, I ought to have suspected that your connection was above fleeting and not limited to the good times.

But I had a feeling you might bite.

Perhaps one day you might have the opportunity to impress upon me the merits of the code.

4 Oct 2011, 14:36:00  

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