… this one is particularly good. From the Herald yesterday Battered pilot Bob Robertson waits in shock for rescuers to cut him free from his plane after it disintegrated around him. The 34-year-old had a miraculous escape after his 1960s light plane lost power and crashed on to a motorway. Firefighters had to cut Bob … More Any landing you can walk away from is a good one…
What is my Holy Discontent? What is it that I am placed on this planet to achieve? Not why do I exist; I know that, rather what I’m going to be known for. I found myself asking questions like the ones above a couple of times in the last week. The first was at a … More Too Much time thinking…
Went exploring this fine city, caught a wrong train, missed a bus and walked for about an hour. Oh well. The buses trains and trams are an amazing network. I suspect if you know where you are going rather than just following your nose they would work a heap better as well. Late yesterday afternoon … More Excess baggage here I come – Melbourne Day 2
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness." – Dave Barry
Got into Melbourne around 6pm on Sunday night. Immediately I noticed the infrastructure. They actually have a motorway that goes from the airport to the city without have to drive through the suburbs, unlike Auckland! Secondly I noticed the architecture, both old and modern. It is astounding and visually cool. Yesterday I caught the train … More Melbourne Day 1
There are a lot more issues for supply chain companies that are looking at implementing RFID into their process than just the cost of the tag. They need to consider investment in technology, current system integration, and the bandwidth to handle huge volumes of tags in one spot (like a truck driving through a entrance, … More RFID tags
When you boil it all down, this is what you've got.… You can live a wasted life.… Or you can live a wise life. Getting There – Steve Farrar (Pg 11)
In response to the question "How long would an executive last who didn't agree with where the organization was headed?" the answers range from days to minutes. – Less is more (pg 31)
Grafism (Gr' af 'ism) – noun Used to describe someone with one or more of the following traits; casually changeable, overexcited; overstimulated; flamboyant; resulting from originality of thought, expression, etc obstinate in your opinions And I didn't even know it was a real word.
If you didn't want anything in return, nothing at all, what's the most generous thing you could do for your best customer, your best friend, your most important prospect? Give it a try. – Seth Godin
Michael Port wrote this recently. Business Week polled 2,000 executives and middle managers with the intent of getting a picture of the future state of work. Overall the results were pretty positive. Although one result was shocking, sad, and funny all at the same time. It turns out… "Over 90% of respondents believe they're in … More Are you in the top 10% of performers?