On Sunday we heard first hand about incredible work of Rahab ministries in Thailand, and got to support them through the pink pigs. In Thailand young women, really young women are sold by their families to prostitution, often under false circumstances and with the lure of a better life, but sold nonetheless. I can’t … More 200 | 365 Doing Good
It was a moment of sheer intelligential brilliance. “Immovable Deadlines”, I pondered. When an immovable deadline exists, it is easy to deliver. When I have to speak on Sunday, or deliver a presentation to a big client. The deadline is immovable, and I always meet the deadline. Always. I have known this about myself for … More Why YOU don’t change.
Playing around with a few tech toys recently and a couple of them are very cool. Evernote I used to use google notebook (which was in beta and they are no longer developing). Evernote is tool you can use for making notes about anything. You can be on a website and send a part of … More Once a geek, always a geek (some cool tech tools I am using)
When I flew into Melbourne this week I knew broadly my hotel was in the Southbank area, so caught a bus, then the train, then walked around looking for it. Most people, I would assume, would actually look it up on a map. When I went to the conference yesterday, I knew it was at … More Finding my way around
I was talking to an ex-colleague the other day who fulfilled her dream and went to Costa-Rica. She said that she stayed with a really poor family by some beech for 2 weeks, and they were the so incredibly happy. Poor happy people! Then I found a recent article that states a full 27 Million Americans … More Those poor happy people…
I remember it because it was the 8th of 8, 88. Bob Addison and Dale Henderson took a punt and gave a young, uneducated, skinny bum the opportunity to work at Baycourt theatre. I had been hanging around the theatre for about 5 years, and looking back I must have been one frustrating young guy. … More 21 years ago today my life changed
Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘Tipping Point’ speaks of single events that then trigger other unrelated people to do similar things. I have been wondering if the Hawkes Bay Police siege might be a Tipping Point. There have been a couple weird shootings that Police have been involved since the siege in Hawkes Bay with Jan Molenaar. … More Tipping Points. Positive and Negative!
Saw an interview on 60 Minutes this week with Kiwi Kerry Spackman. Kerry is a Neuroscientist for sports stars like Lewis Hamilton. He was asked what made them successful and gave these four qualities They are phenomenally hard workers Their attention to detail was second to none They have an ability to get over disappointment … More Successful People
Here is peice of art my wife did for me for Christmas. Will hang at work when I get back from leave.
"I believe that I am responsible for my own personal development. Only I know who I want to become. Only I know my real strenghts and weaknesses, my passion and my talent. Only I know the price I am willing to pay to be who I can become." – Fred Smith Sr. How very true … More Personal development