Advance Australia Fair

An unexpected find while trolling YouTube for inspiration … Katie Noonan’s performance of the Australian national anthem. One of the best versions I have ever heard – and it even includes the mythical second...

I Used to be a No Guy but Now I’m a Yes Man

I lived with a man whose no was in the middle of his heart, whose no kept him thin as a bone and stole the juices from him.  — Bradshaw in Howard Barker’s Victory When I first read Howard Barker’s play, Victory, it made me angry. It was an angry, abusive, roaring text that made me want to throw it across the room. It was confronting from the first word...

The State of Community Management, 2011

The community manager often lives at the sharp end of business practise – which means balancing the demands of your bosses and the expectations of your community members. It can be exhilarating and exhausting as Scott Drummond has explained previously. Somewhere in this sandwich of innovation topped with a lettuce leaf of frustration is the diversity that...

Five Must-Read Posts from Last Week

We live in a time of information abundance. Almost anything we want to learn, we can find online. All we need is an internet connection and a few minutes to scour the search engines. But it’s not information that is valuable these days – it’s our time. Our attention. We need utility in all its forms. We need relevance. But perhaps most importantly, we need...

Join Earth Hour Tonight

I’m looking forward to an hour of darkness. Share it with the people closest to you – for the good of us all.