The jester’s comeback

The jester’s comeback

Juri Hoedemakers is a professional jester on a mission to infooltrate today’s organisations and companies with the jester’s humour-wrapped honesty.  His initial study of the court jester as truth-teller and candour-seller won the Best Thesis Award at the...
In the guise of a joke

In the guise of a joke

Sima Qian 司馬遷 (c. 145-86 BC) seems to have been the first historian to speak of the jester’s role, including the key characteristic of using their freedom and humour to offer advice or criticism.   For example, he describes the jester You Meng 優孟 (Jester Meng)...

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