Tammy when I hear, Courageous or Aroha, I think of you.

To my friend Tammy, I will never forget asking you to ‘tell me your story’ in your interview for Agoge. Most people shy away from the question and lack authenticity, however your answer was powerful, rich and beautiful. Your words told of pain and tragedy. Your words spoke of love for your girls. Your words … More Tammy when I hear, Courageous or Aroha, I think of you.

4 key lessons after attending the Entrepreneur Development Program (EDP) at MIT in Boston.

Moments earlier we had been given five minutes to prepare our business idea and now I found myself pitching, to one of the 126 entrepreneurs gathered from around the world. They’d pitch their idea, I’d pitch mine and we would agree how we would split 7 points. You take 2, I’ll take 5 (not that … More 4 key lessons after attending the Entrepreneur Development Program (EDP) at MIT in Boston.

14 tips when applying for jobs from the business owner of a recruitment company

Having just spent an hour or two looking over applications for an internal role at agoge, I am compelled to share some hints about applying for jobs. They are just my perspective, from a guy who has been on the receiving end of literally 1000’s of CV’s and covering letters. CV’s I don’t read the … More 14 tips when applying for jobs from the business owner of a recruitment company

One question with Sam

Caught up for coffee with Sam who has recently returned from Hawaii for his summer holiday. So I asked him … “highlight?” The people. Definitely the people. I just loved spending time with the people, getting to know new people and having the time to listen to their stories. ‘He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata!’ (It’s … More One question with Sam

162 | 365 Pondering

I love the view out of my office window. I enjoy gazing off into the distance towards Mount Pirongia, which is 27km away to the southwest of the city. I am captivated by the movement of cars and trains journeying to their destinations at the bottom of the road.   When I’m on my mobile, … More 162 | 365 Pondering

155 | 365 – Uniquely talented slightly crazy person needed for this desk.

Here is my problem… I have three roles I need to fill. ‘Customer super star’. ‘Administrative genius’ and ‘Executive assistant’ Role A: Customer super star.This role will be to take external calls. It will wow our customers, provide them a stunning service and generally win them over. We are looking for someone who has a vibrant personality … More 155 | 365 – Uniquely talented slightly crazy person needed for this desk.

Teamwork: Backyard Soccer

"We did it Kyla, we got a goal!" Talia hollers with excitement after she kicks the ball between the trampoline legs that have become the goal posts for our backyard soccer game. Its kids verses Dad and there is a lesson in play for the girls. Its called Teamwork! Their tendency, their predisposition if you … More Teamwork: Backyard Soccer