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How to be an Introvert in an Extrovert World – Award winning book

My wife (Michele Connolly) has won another award for her wonderful book: How To Be An Introvert In An Extrovert World. As always, you can buy the book on Amazon, and if you want to have your say you can leave a review on Goodreads. It really is an excellent read, useful for both introverts and extroverts. And a reminder, if you’re interested in joining a community of quiet, non-threatening...

Better

“Let’s not confuse getting better at stuff with being a better person. One is a much bigger priority than the other.”

From the October 22 note in The Daily Stoic.

Critical thinking time

Last week I flew up to Brisbane to spend the weekend with my business coach and 9 other businesses (who are also working with him). It was an entire weekend away from day to day stuff, and instead concentrating on future stuff – planning how to grow our respective businesses. I’m pretty dubious about group activities like this – it tends to be the blind leading the blind unless...

Changing your mind

More from Rory Sutherland, this time on the benefits of business as a means for changing your mind: And herein lies one magic quality of business. It is the only area of human activity where you get paid to change your mind.In politics, in punditry, in academia, there is great value attached to consistency. Changing your mind risks loss of face. Your ability to deliver plausible generalisations...

Alcohol advertising

I wonder* how long it will be before alcohol advertising is banned in Australia – on television, radio, magazines, bill boards, bus shelters, online, etc. And further, how long before it is banned from TV shows in the form of regular activities (ie normalising). In Australia we banned tobacco advertising in 1976. The topic itself is complex, as are the costs to society. Part of the problem...

Revegetation on Lady Elliot Island

Such an encouraging story – about the regeneration of Lady Elliot island from pretty much a dustbowl, to a thriving ecosystem. Everything about this story is sooo good, from the initial plans of just planting trees, through to the goal self-sufficiency by this Christmas. However the real triumph is that it is possible for anyone to accomplish: “So, for me, let’s fix Lady Elliot...

My iPhone Home screen

Every so often I add a screenshot of my home screen – purely for fun when looking back in the years to come. Here it is as of 28 September 2019 – on my black iPhone SE running iOS 13.1

I use some iPhone wallpaper hacks from here.

Bob Iger

Motivating profile of Bob Iger in the NYT. In a town where everyone is always filleting everyone else, Mr. Iger floats above it all, cosseted in what some call a “a cult of nice.” He may own most of the box office, but he is shielded from schadenfreude because the people who would ordinarily begrudge him are happy that someone was able to assail the unassailable Netflix, and rescue the spirit of...

Why I’m treating my blog like a social timeline

Lately I’ve been using my blog almost in the same way that many people use social, such as Twitter or LinkedIn, just to share links to things that catch my attention and write a little one- or two-line comment. And perhaps this is a good idea, and perhaps it’s not. But I thought I’d just mention a few reasons why I’m doing this as opposed to sharing on Twitter or other...

Mike Cannon-Brookes on Imposter Syndrome

I missed this last December – Mike shares his experiences and insights around imposter syndrome. You might assume successful people never feel like frauds. In fact, the opposite is much more likely to be true.The most successful people I know don’t question themselves – but they do question their knowledge. They see asking for advice as a way of testing their ideas...

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I'm the co-host of HubShots and the CEO of XEN - helping mid-large B2B companies with their digital marketing and lead generation.

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