1,825 days of learning what not to do

Today, Phil is saving me from myself. Phil is my DIY guy. He comes round and fixes up the things that I’ve tried to do myself and f***ed up. I am not talented at DIY, so often a simple task [...]

What doctors do that CEOs don’t

85% of business leaders admit their organisations are not good at problem diagnosis, and 87% agreed this had significant costs – according to a recent Harvard Business Review article. [...]

Negotiation psychology: test yourself

When I was 27, I was given my first million dollar negotiation to do. It was to buy TV ads for a client with a certain TV network. I was proud to be leading the negotiation, and excited to test [...]

5 E’s make better meetings

It’s likely that you spend between 10-50% of your working life in meetings. That’s up to 1,000 hours a year. And yet, it’s just as likely that you’d say the meetings you have aren’t as effective [...]

Productivity: The Office of the Future

Imagine an office where mornings are quiet, productive times where everyone can focus on doing great work, unphased by the ping of their phones, the interruptions of their colleagues and an [...]

TEDX Sydney 2016 review – 3 key themes

I cried at a story of a mother’s dying child. I laughed at the idea of a moth cinema. I helped break the world record for the most people playing the spoons simultaneously. Where else but TEDX [...]