I found myself looking at a Digital Strategy role with the Australian ballet and I got itchy. It is the sort of role that gets me excited because the scope and level of experience that one can potentially provide is something that gets the innovative and artistic juices flowing in me… so much so I felt […]Read more "Australian Ballet Digital Strategy"
I’ve just returned from Spacecubed a co-working space in Perth, Australia. I was helping to run the GovHack competition which was a great success all over our country. I had a number of excellent conversations throughout the course of the weekend with a wide variety of people. But most interesting was the general commentary about […]Read more "Incubating a business"
For the last 10 years or so I’ve been interested in what we eat. I was raised as a pescetarian (vegetarian who eats fish) purely as a result of my parents feelings and research. My parents while being relatively poor were insistent on having a library which contained a whole book-case dedicated to diet. As […]Read more "Diet and Startups"
I enjoy poetry and when I came across Desiderata (Latin: “desired things”) a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann (1872–1945). It struck a chord with me, particularly in relation to my recent few years building my web startup www.tidyclub.com So I invite you to turn off the music, find a quiet place, take a few deep breaths and enjoy […]Read more "Desiderata"
Tonight I spoke with my football club. It’s the last round of the season for the majority of the club as we haven’t made finals, but the last game is a must win game. Throughout the year, in fact for the last few years, whilst the off-field strategies have grown stronger the players seem not […]Read more "Leadership"
For the most part I’m a pretty cheery fellow. I’m happy and excited about the future and the many offerings I see pouring out of not only web startups but also design, manufacturing, architecture and other aspects of this ever increasing globalised world. But lately I’ve been feeling down. Actually that’s a lie, for the […]Read more "The Depression of Startups"
Creating a work of art requires clarity, which is achieved by peeling and coring your thoughts and ideas one by one. “The progression of a painter’s work, as it travels in time from point to point, will be toward clarity: toward the elimination of all obstacles between the painter and the idea, and between the […]Read more "Clarity and the Elimination of Obstacles"
Qantas is currently in disputes with a variety of its workers unions predominately about pay, what has been most surprising is the complete lack of negotiating by Qantas instead opting for media, and now Government to push their agenda, and I’d imagine eventually see the moving of jobs to other places. I have heard a variety […]Read more "Spirit of Australia"
After looking around at my space… the places I occupy on the net it dawned on me that unless they’re my* spaces, my domains, showing the content I want to in my own way, I end up being the content; read; Facebook. So I’ve stopped posting the interesting snippets I find to Facebook, and after […]Read more "Tumblr"
This constant fear I’ve been feeling, is it insanity or just the ambition? Is it not knowing enough, or knowing too much? Being an entrepreneurial sort, particularly in the web-startup realm gives you an understanding that computer technology provides opportunities in specialisation as well as integration. Through the benefit of the Internet, peripheral knowledge and skills don’t necessarily need to be […]Read more "Being a Business, Man"