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.

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.

Little box of fucks.

In a time when there's all sorts of good causes vying for your attention, and our moola, it's always good to see people doing really cool stuff like Sam from Connie from Love Your Sister. They're out there raising money for Breast Cancer in their own, awesome way. As Sam says, "All this pink about [...]

By | January 14th, 2017|Business, Goals, Life, News|2 Comments

The joy of not knowing. (And why we hit icebergs.)

I don’t subscribe to the ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ ethos. Give me knowledge any day. Just don’t give me certainty. At least not too much of it. Most of the time, at least, I like the idea that I never quite know what’s just around the corner. Certainty can take away so much glorious possibility and [...]

By | January 9th, 2017|Adventure, Business, Life|Comments Off on The joy of not knowing. (And why we hit icebergs.)

Looking for something to read?

Looking for something to read in 2017? Why not start with Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck. Don't be fooled by the edgy title, this is a seriously good book and possibly one of the better ones I've ever read in this space. Big call, I know, but I absolutely love [...]

By | January 6th, 2017|Business, Life, Relationships|Comments Off on Looking for something to read?

Doing what’s right.

Earlier today I paid a car salesman a commission for not selling me a car. Because it seemed like the right thing to do. Let me explain. Back in the late 90s I was working with a guy by the name of Greg Hobby who said to me, "Sput, principles aren't principles until they cost [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Business, Life|3 Comments