25M people in the US depend on emergency food relief to get by. Australia’s...– The scale of big problems.
The Question Australian Entrepreneurs Need To Be...
”Who do you want to meet?” If there is a difference between the Australian and US entrepreneurial communities, it’s that question. Australia definitely understands generosity and sharing but it’s almost as if the reduced availability of resources here makes people more protective. In the US, I was overwhelmed by how often and how early people would ask me who I wanted...
My younger cousin just finished school and asked me for advice about what to do next. This is the condensed version of my answer. +++ Travel. Whether in the outback or overseas, go and fend for yourself in a new place. It’ll set the tone for the rest of your life. Be really true to yourself – you’ll only ever be happy if you ake up every day feeling passionate about what you do. Start...
The phrase ‘I don’t have time for’ should never be said. We all get the same...– Scott Berkun: The cult of busy (via marco) I could not agree more with this.
People Are Stupid
‘People are stupid’. Someone said that to me recently. They weren’t sharing an opinion, they were stating what they saw as fact. My human side wanted to disagree. What about the promise of democracy? The power of the people? The breadth of human achievement? Then last night two things happened, almost simultaneously. I flicked on Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares to see a...
Three Connected Thoughts I Can't Shake
“It isn’t normal to know what we want. It is a rare and difficult psychological achievement.” - Abraham Maslow “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach ...
'Public sex right up Northern Territory's alley'
The truck driver said where the act of romance would take place would “depend on the girl”, but he wasn’t much into sex in public. “I did it once at a Jimmy Barnes concert in the car park beside a bus - but everyone was watching the concert so it wasn’t really public.” Journalism at its finest.
This acrostic poem was on a sign outside a dojo I drove past today. It’s officially my favourite acrostic poem of all time. It went like this: Kids Adults Real Anti-Abduction T Everything I love that they couldn’t think of anything for T but they were still determined to finish strong so they just dropped ‘Everything’ in there. Fantastic.
100th St to Ground Zero.
At the beginning of the third quarter of today’s Lakers-Nuggets game I decide I am going to walk from 100th St to Ground Zero. With the Lakers up by 6, I leave the apartment. It’s 5.49. I take the subway from Chambers St express to 96th St. As the stops flicker by, it dawns on me that this isn’t an insubstantial walk, especially given the snow, the cold and my choice of shoes...