Agoge means conduct, although I use the word ‘being’. It’s a word that is meant to connect our way of business (day to day) with our purpose (people matter, leaders, ingenious, lucrative) to bring a common story. It means to ‘be’ day to day the things we have said we want to be. Unfortunately … More 250 |365 – Agoge’s Story
I can’t remember my first day at school, but my dad can. He was told off for eating his lunch at morning-tea time. Told off as in 1940’s told off. Schools have changed significantly over the years. They are more creative, more interactive, with better teaching and more opportunities. They have also made huge … More 246 |365 Strength based schooling
I took Jayden to kindy for his second to last day as I was travelling on his last day. Realised that this is it, Kindy is over for me. 😦 Maybe one day I will get to go to grandparents day at kindy, but for now it is done.
A Social Enterprise is a business that makes profit to effect social change by giving its profits to a charity or cause. It has been touted as the way increase funding for charities beyond donors. At first glance it seems easy. Set-up a business, make money, give the profits away. The reality is … More 244 | 365 Social Enterprise
Was thinking the other day about things we own just in case we need them. A fire extinguisher is an extreme example. They hang around looking all red and waiting for its big moment that we hope will never come. But that’s at the office surely we don’t have ‘just in case’ things at … More 243 |365 Just in Case
A study was conducted that reviewed all the weather forecasts in the US to see which one was the most accurate. They discovered that the most accurate weather forecast is this. “The weather tomorrow will be the same as today” It’s true. Its not completely accurate by any means, but it is more accurate than … More 242 |365 Tomorrows Weather
Star Wars, X-men and soon even Lord of the Rings will all share one thing in common; Prequel’s. Prequels are the story before the central story, the journey of characters and lives that connected and ultimately lead to the finale. This shot is of the basic storyboard for ‘Jesus: The Prequel’, coming to a … More 240 |365 Storyboard to ‘The Prequel’
I have a strange abnormal admiration for the window cleaner guy. Not only does he charge significant coin but now he seems to have an employee to do the dirty work. Make no mistake he has provided the valued staff member with a waterproof jacket. Which is handy given that the boss hoses down … More 238 | 365 The worlds greatest boss?
As evening approaches the mist rises slowly from the ground. By daybreak it will be thick heavy fog that will blanket the Waikato for most of the morning. I understand what causes fog, but I don’t understand why fog exists. Maybe fog’s purpose is to reduce our view, to dim the sun, to close … More 237 |365 Fog #1
I took this photo while I was exasperating daughter. While the shot is random and not normal and partially blurry due to the light, I like the colours and effect. Above all I love her smile and think its beautiful. Pete Murray’s song, Smile, says ‘I have seen days When your smile goes on … More 236 |365 Smile
Today, Talia decided to make a movie. A movie in which she was the writer, the director and the only star. If your life were a movie, what would be the story line? How would the movie end? Would it be an epic story that people remember? Would your movie be an adventure, a … More 235 | 365 Play the Movie
Our lives are all partial reflections of others. We all in someway reflect the people and events that have had an impression on us. In some cases, repulsive and negative things done may be reflected in us. Things we would rather forget and wish they had never happened. For the most part … More 234 |365 Partial Reflections
You may believe that rolling two dice all is chance. That guessing the combined number is luck. And to a certain extent you are right. However adding two dice to equal 7 is six times more likely than a rolling double 6. (1+6, 2+5, 3+4, 4+3, 5+2, 6+1 compared to 6+6) You may … More 233 |365 A lucky roll
“Come around an get your feet under the table,” Jack would say. What my mentor from 20 years ago meant by that was, ‘come around, sit at our table, enjoy Grace’s home cooking, and lets talk or chew the fat together’. Long meals, great food & drink, laughter, discussion, debate, hospitality, genuineness, caring and love. … More 232 |365 Food that connects us.
Is this train leaving or arriving? It’s a question, and there is incredible power in questions. With great questions come amazing answers and stories. Because of questions, problems are solved and ideas are formed. Yesterday, at a client who uses other companies, I asked, “What do our competitors do really well?” It’s an … More 231 |365 I have a question on my mind