Give yourself the silent treatment.

I’ve just returned from a 10 day Vipassana retreat – no talking, no eye contact, no gesturing or sign language, no intoxicants, no sexual misconduct, no devices, and no killing....

Why fear is the biggest idea killer.

Last week I was confronted with a terrifying choice. I was in New Zealand with my 12 year-old daughter and, having spent three days skiing and snowboarding, we decided to try another action...

Are you off with the pixies?

Recent research reveals that we are not living in the moment, we’re ‘off with the pixies’ 46% of the time. I’d put money on that number being far too low. How often do you find yourself fully...

Are you nerdy enough to be creative?

I was talking to a prominent figure on the global awards scene recently and the conversation turned to data.  Is working with data just part of the business and marketing mix or is it a...

Creativity and humility.

I’m frequently reminded just how exceptionally clever and creative some human beings can be.  The kind of cleverness and creativity that is off all ‘normal’ charts. Last week I had the great...

Building Brand Australia.

When you’re born in Australia you’ve already won the lottery.  We live in one of the most naturally abundant places on earth.  But are we smart enough and prepared to work hard enough...

Beware of boring.

It’s not a good time to be boring.  Boring is no longer synonymous with safety. Boring just means you’re staid and allergic to change. That’s the problem with big businesses,...