Tag Archives: Personal Rant

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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Complete me

“You complete me” a really cheesy line, made famous by the Jerry Maguire movie, but relevant elsewhere. Communication devices have exploded over the last decade, most of us now have multiple tools by which to communicate, but just how well … Continue reading

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Toyota’s tent joins Ford and GM in the boot.

  As a little kid, the milkman used to deliver from a horse drawn cart. Even then, in the mid fifties it was outmoded, almost rustic, but endlessly engaging for a 5 year old boy. Much later, I was the … Continue reading

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Lessons from SPC

Once the dust has settled, political mud-slinging completed, recriminations done, and blame been allocated over yesterdays decision by the Government not to support SPC Ardmona to the tune of $25 million, which would have triggered another $25 mill from 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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As useful as Harold Holt’s flippers!

  I have come to the conclusion that the crop of marketing and strategy development people looking after the current crop of Canberra wallies are about as useful as Harold Holts flippers. After watching a host of political advertising last … Continue reading

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Unplug, or just get some balance.

Yesterday walking to a train station in an unfamiliar part of Sydney, I asked directions of a “40-ish” bloke, making the mistake of not realising he had the plugs in, and was completely unaware of anything around him, including me. … Continue reading

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