A quick catch up with Frank Arrigo

There’s plenty to talk about after the MVP Summit last week. But that’ll have to wait. For now, you can either read the shenanigans courtesy of Schnubbs’ blog, or… you can watch this quick 2 min video where a bunch of us caught up with Frank Arrigo. Can you believe he’s been in Seattle for 9 months already? Time flies.

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Being the dumbest person in the room

I really liked John Galloway's post on The Man who Knew Too Much, in which he outlines the wrong assumptions and actions we can sometimes make/take when surrounded by smart people, being too busy, etc. However, the item that caught my attention was his link to the strategy of aspiring to be the dumbest person in the room (it's about 2/3 the way down the page in Sally's answers)...

Australia said sorry today

We finally said sorry today. I agree that we removed a "stain from the soul of Australia".
An apology is a liberating event. Forgiveness is the healer.
Never underestimate the power of words.
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Valentine’s Day Happiness Strategies

A nice little series coming from the Happiness Strategies site.
This post is for singles, and dishes out the advice on how to find happiness this Valentine's day. Tough love – Dr Phil would be proud. :-)
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COFFEE: Caffeine linked to miscarriage

Summary: Several studies have shown that consumption of caffeine (equivalent to 1 cup of coffee) is associated with a twofold increase in miscarriage. Possible good news: The studies may have been skewed by women with healthy pregnancies reducing their caffeine intake due to morning sickness. New Scientist reports this in the 26 January 2008 edition (p19 bottom right). One study interviewed 1063...

DISCLAIMER: Being as open as possible

This is a disclaimer post that I will refer back to from other posts. Last updated: 06 January 2008 Opinion only Anything you read on this site is my own opinion and not necessarily endorsed, agreed to, or even known about by friends, family, employers, etc. If I ever represent the opinion of some one else, it’ll be clearly noted. Well Duh! – Original thought is rare I’m not the...

PERSONAL: Welcome to 2008

I’ve had a nice two week break over the Christmas and New Year period. The first week was spent on chores, family events and generally unwinding. The second was spent reading and thinking, and catching up with a few close friends. Now, I just need another week to do all those technology related projects I intended to get finish… I decided to avoid email and blog reading over the...

HAPPY: Michele Connolly – Happiness Strategies – Why being happy matters

I’ve mentioned the amazing(1) Michele Connolly(2) previously, but that was before she had even finished her first How NOT to be Happy series. Now with 62 posts under her belt, I’m *happy* to report her writing just gets better and better. Whilst some of her posts are laugh out loud funny, and others are pithy, research based insights, there are also thought provoking ones like her...

PERSONAL: Why have a link blog?

A few people have asked me why I now have a link blog (URL here, RSS here). There are a few reasons. The main reason is the signal to noise ratio. Here on my main blog, I like to keep the S/N ratio pretty high. I try to consider posts carefully before posting them, and will generally stand by my assertions (unless proven wrong, in which case I’ll happily recant). I’d like to think...