Category Archives: Typical Interview Questions

Shakespeare on Ambition, Upstarts, Lowliness as Ambition’s Ladder

“…’tis a common proof, That lowliness is young ambition’s    ladder, Whereto the climber-upward turns his face; But when he once attains the upmost round, He then unto the ladder turns his back, Looks in the clouds, scorning the base degrees … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Social Darwinism

… clay and clay differs in dignity, Whose dust is both alike.” (Cymbeline, act 4, sc.1) Tips for Use.  This is the reply to yesterday’s views of King Lear on Socialism. It is equally the implied argument of neo-liberals, evangelists … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Banking

 “Neither a borrower nor a lender be; For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” (Hamlet act 1, sc. 3) Tips for Use. Today Polonius would probably modify his exhortations. Rather than not … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and How to Invite Patience

“…Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper Sprinkle cool patience.” (Hamlet act 3, sc. 4) Tips for Use.  Good put down during a corporate meeting where bullies are not exempt from presence or attendance. Ask the enraged party to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Falstaff, Political Correctness, Cowardice, or Both

“The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.” (KHIV part 1 act 5, sc. 4)  Tips for Use.  “The better part of valor is discretion” is a masterpiece of what today … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Determination, Lack and Need of It

“… what we determine oft we break. Purpose’s but the slave to memory, Of violent birth, but poor validity.” (Hamlet, act 3, sc. 2) Tips for Use.  A good line to exhort and make sure that decisions taken under the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare, Fickleness of the Masses and Modern Advertising

 “Look, as I blow this feather from my face, And as the air blows it to me again, Obeying with my wind when I do blow, And yielding to another when it blows, Commanded always by the greater gust; Such … Continue reading

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Shakespeare and How to Establish Your Credentials

“… I am as constant as the northern star, Of whose true fixed and resting quality There is no fellow in the firmament.” (Julius Caesar, act 3, sc. 1) Tips for Use. A possible answer at a job interview, to … Continue reading

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Shakespeare at the Job Interview

“Love all, trust a few, Do wrong to none…”  (All’s Well That Ends Well act 1, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  It could well be your general life philosophy. But it can be an excellent opening statement as an answer … Continue reading

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Shakespeare on Clear Communications and Presentation Ideas (take 2)

 “How absolute the knave is! We must speak by the card or equivocation will undo us.” (Hamlet, act 5, sc. 1) Tips for Use.  If you are a public speaker or attended and participated to corporate meetings you may have … Continue reading

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