Category Archives: Personal Rant

Data, context and lies

As great an advocate of analytics as I am, it remains a truth that data without a context is useless. It is in the articulation of  the context that data is given meaning, and it is at this point that … Continue reading

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The corruption sideshow

The joint is in a mess. Every time you look at the news, there is another “revelation” of dodgy morality, insider dealings, political duck-shoving and just plain corruption. Greed has become the magnet in our moral compass, and to compete, … Continue reading

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Have we lost it?

Until I was about 10 years old, I lived in a little cottage at North Avalon, and used to walk to primary school through the sandhills, along the beach, then to  school, and back. It sometimes took longer than it … Continue reading

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Media ownership paradox

Comment on possible changes to the cross media ownership laws is emerging, again. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull reopened the conversation in an interview with Sky, reflecting that the media landscape had changed dramatically, so it makes sense to change the … Continue reading

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Return on Humans

Most business leaders are familiar with the notion of return on capital, funds invested, etc, and those same leaders often say something along the lines of “our people are our  most important asset” weather they believe it of r not, … Continue reading

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Resolution for a new year

I am up around Armidale in the North of the state, yakking to a few contacts, a few people I have worked with over the years, and some potential clients. Nice area, good, although demanding agricultural land, long history of … Continue reading

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The “Santa” brand.

It is Christmas day, my adult children are off doing stuff, my wife is working for the man, so I am left with my thoughts, the prospect of a late, and very big lunch, accompanied by perhaps a few too … Continue reading

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