January 30, 2020

Yes, I know it's the second to last day of January, and we only have 11 months to go, but I have needed to get my head around a few things.  I'm struggling to believe it is 2020!  In my youth, this year was akin to science fiction.  It was too far into the future for u...

December 16, 2019

A topic close to my heart.  In fact it should be close to all our hearts.  Whatever you may think New Zealand's future is, you can be sure it will be closely linked to those dastardly four legged beasts that continue to mess up our waterways and offend those lovely veg...

July 8, 2019

Firstly, thank you for being so patient and waiting for my next Blog!  Yes, it has been some time.  I would like to think I have spent the intervening months learning lots of new stuff that I can share with you all.  That will make your days appear shorter and more int...

January 7, 2019

Interesting word, "musings."  It's a word we don't see very much these days.  Is that because its on old English word, derived from Old French "muser" (meditate, waste time), or possibly medieval Latin "musum" (muzzle).  I looked it up in my "Little Oxford Dictionary o...

July 27, 2018

This is a 3 minute read
Make sure you download the picture today - it is very topical, in a humorous way!
My thanks to Farnam Street for the inspiration for todays blog.

I talk often about Second Level Thinking.  Today I want to confirm understanding and put forward t...

May 21, 2018

Reading time 4 minutes.

Jeff Bezos is the Founder and CEO of Amazon.  Every year he writes a report to all "Shareowners" as he calls them, which include every stakeholder in the business, including staff.  His 2018 version has a wonderful explanation of why high stand...

October 6, 2017

In my last Blog I put forward those findings from the "The World Management Survey"  where competent management is in fact rare, and as such could be deemed to be a Strategy for a company to follow.  In this Blog I discuss some of the reasons for this concerning situat...

August 20, 2017

Neuroscience 101 today!  A very brief and short summary of the Neuroscience of Trust - linked somewhat to the last email about Salespeople failing, one of the reasons being a lack of trust between seller and buyer.  But trust is a much larger topic than that.  If you d...

July 13, 2017

It had to come, didn't it?  When there are epic sporting moments that affect our psyche, as a nation, even the least sporty of us can't help but feel something in the air.  Whatever it is that's in the air - excitement, tension, hope, elation - it affects those around...