The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

I’m One Of The Top Ten Leaders Of The Year …

No, the title of that post is not wrong.

I have recently been informed that I’ve been named one of the top 10 leaders of 2021.

How good is that?

I cannot tell you how happy and proud I am at receiving this accolade.

Unfortunately, it’s for an industry I don’t work in … by a ‘magazine’ I’ve never heard of … with an award that no one cares about.

That’s right … it’s another one of those dodgy awards, like the ones we used to get for cynic, despite the company having closed – where someone who describes themselves as a ‘magazine editor’ then asks for money so they can feature the accolade they bestowed on you, in their own magazine.

So basically it’s a scam.

But beggars can’t be choosers – especially when your iPhone tells you each of your passwords has been involved in countless data breaches – so I felt I should honour the accolade by writing back to the magazine with this …


“What an email to receive.

I cannot tell you what this means to me. I have already ordered all my stationary to be updated to include this accolade.

Please can you tell me what happens next?

Do you fly me to wherever you are to pick it up?

Will you cover flight and hotel costs?

Can I bring my family?

Can I approach security companies with an offer of me being a social media influencer?

I may be in security but you have stolen my heart with this news.

Thank you, thank you, thank you … I cannot wait to hear more”.


So far, I’ve heard nothing.

But I have my fingers crossed.

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as if the world wasnt fucked enough already campbell.

Comment by andy@cynic

Hey, I didn’t ask for it.

Comment by Rob

Did they not find out about the time you left your keys in your car for a week?

Comment by Bazza

I was once with him when he left his bag at an airport cafe. He got to it minutes before the police were going to take it away to blow up.

Comment by Pete

I’m reminded of the time he lost his phone for twenty minutes – it was found in one of the pockets he had checked multiple times.

Comment by John

These 3 stories are excellent.

Comment by George

Thanks a lot you bastards. Hahaha.

Comment by Rob

As a security leader, you must have some very strong passwords. What are they?

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Comment by George

You are such a troll Robert.

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