Without sports, what is a sports announcer to do? The BBC’s Andrew Cotter has found a way to fill in his time in isolation by calling sporting events between his very lovable and somewhat dopey dog, Olive and Mabel. The series is embedded below, and the latest episode is done as a Zoom performance review of the two canine employees, which may seem eerily familiar to many of you.


David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is a Senior Consultant at Clarke & Esposito, a boutique management consulting firm focused on strategic issues related to professional and academic publishing and information services. Previously, David was the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He oversaw journal policy across OUP’s journals program, drove technological innovation, and served as an information officer. David acquired and managed a suite of research society-owned journals with OUP, and before that was the Executive Editor for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, where he created and edited new science books and journals, along with serving as a journal Editor-in-Chief. He has served on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc., as well as The AAP-PSP Executive Council. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.


7 Thoughts on "Performance Review via Zoom Conference (Canine Variety)"

Awesome, love Andrew Cotter, Mabel and Olive hadn’t seen the performance review video, thanks for sharing

Hilarious. The Game of Bones is especially clever. Good laugh to start the day.

This blog has gone to the dogs!! And is all the better for it. Thanks.

Man’s best friend charms, infuriates and keeps us sane in these confined and stressful times!

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