Why Social Media Consultants are Broke

Each day I seem to meet another “professional blogger” or “social media consultant”. It amazes me. When I looked at LinkedIn, I can see almost 100,000 social media consultants. What do these people do? How do they differentiate themselves from the other 99,999 that can so easily be found? I have a feeling that it comes down to price – and responsibility: two...

The Measure of a Life

In the cut and thrust of life we can easily be consumed – with our work, our preoccupations, our illnesses (real or imagined), with projects, friends and family. We keep incessantly searching for the next thing – something cool, someone beguiling, an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime … and yet, in our restless efforts to attain our desires it’s far too...

The Future of the Book According to IDEO

I have always loved books. As a small child I was driven to learn to read and had, midway through Year 2, read everything available in my school library. From there I moved onto more advanced topics – history, exploration and geography. I read it all like a great unfolding story – and it expanded my world. When I took my first post-university role as an editor...

Come Face to Face with Power at FastBREAK

On the last Friday of every month, Vibewire, the innovative non-profit youth organisation in conjunction with the Powerhouse Museum, showcases five young innovators at their FastBREAK events. It’s a rapid fire hour of storytelling and inspiration with a dash of networking thrown in for good measure. Run from 7:45am – it’s a great way to end your week – and...

Five Must-Read Posts from Last Week

This week I have a mismash of ideas and topics for you. Some provocative thinking, some things you can do and a couple of ideas you might be able to translate into your work day. Enjoy! When it comes to participating in a charity campaign, it’s relatively easy to click a button, change an avatar or even to donate some money. But it requires a real commitment to...