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The Rainbow Round of Sport

Protests and demonstrations are always tricky things. How much of it do we do to actually do good, versus just feeling good? A lame, token gesture that looks great, but achieves nothing. Does doing any of this stuff really make a difference? Pouring a bucket of ice water over your head? Sharing that Facebook status? [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Goals, homepage, Life, Relationships|Comments Off on The Rainbow Round of Sport

Taking photos & making memories.

I know there's one school of thought that says, when you're out there living life you should put your damn camera away and just take it all in. And fair enough too. We've all seen people 'watching' concerts through their smart phones instead of being in the moment. So I completely understand why people say [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Adventure, Goals, homepage, Life, Photography, Travel|Comments Off on Taking photos & making memories.

Kayaking the Sea Caves

Way back in 2015 I planned a kayak adventure to go explore the sea caves near Rapid Bay south of Adelaide. Drove down there, weather was crap, tour got cancelled, went hiking instead. In 2016, went back down, weather was crap again, tour got cancelled instead, managed to head on over to the Coorong for [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Adventure, homepage, Kayak, Life, Travel|Comments Off on Kayaking the Sea Caves

How you feel Vs What you achieve.

I had a really interesting conversation with a friend yesterday about how she felt during her triathlon last weekend. She was describing how shitty she felt during it and how she was basically plotting and planning how she could pull out almost all the way through it. Three things struck me as interesting about this [...]

By | February 20th, 2017|Business, Goals, homepage, Life, Running|Comments Off on How you feel Vs What you achieve.

Why Trump should, and will, resign.

Let me start by making it clear that my values don’t align with Trump’s. But this isn’t about that. This isn’t about him resigning because he’s a bad person or is doing shitty things. This is a purely strategic article about how he’ll ‘win’ by resigning. How it would be a strategic master stroke if [...]

By | February 4th, 2017|Business, homepage, News|1 Comment

Possible trumps perfect.

I’m all for pushing the limits. In fact, much to my own detriment, I probably do it way more than I should. Whether it’s running a 100km trail race, or trying to stick the names of 6,000 people on a tram for FruChocs, I’m all for pushing what’s possible. But in recent times, I’ve [...]

By | January 28th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Possible trumps perfect.

Complaining Vs Campaigning.

A while back we had a pretty decent blackout in my home town of Adelaide, and it lasted several days for some people. And quite a few of them got all vocal about how terrible that was. I took a few of them to task, suggesting it perhaps wasn’t the end of the world, and [...]

By | January 21st, 2017|Business, Life|Comments Off on Complaining Vs Campaigning.

Why it’s time to ditch the GPS

We all know the beloved road trip is back in a big way. In 2015 I spent a month road tripping through the USA, and in 2016 I road tripped through New Zealand for two weeks, then here in Australia I did Uluru, Sydney to Adelaide via the Aussie Alps, Melbourne to Adelaide via The [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Adventure, Travel|Comments Off on Why it’s time to ditch the GPS

For beards to triumph.

It’s important to remember, that sometimes, if not all the times, making no decision is the same as actually making one. Only with, presumably, a different outcome. I could be all profound and reference the famous quote “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”, (which may or [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Business, Goals, Life, Relationships|Comments Off on For beards to triumph.

Don’t forget your product.

There’s nothing like trying to get concert tickets to an in-demand show to remind you of what really matters in 'marketing'. When I work with clients, I sit through countless hours of meetings looking at all sorts of things in the marketing mix. We look at everything from the advertising right through to things [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Business|Comments Off on Don’t forget your product.