UPDATED 4/2 2 weeks ago we were at a few hundred cases and the trends suggested we would be at 1000 cases today. in Qld . Well were are actually at 900 cases, which is a bit better than expected. It seems the social distancing has worked. We have hit a new challenge now though, … Continue reading COVID-19 Trends in QLD, Australia, UPDATED Sat 4th April , 1st post March 21 2020
Following on from my accidental MBA I noticed there seem to be three things people are looking for in an MBA books, brand and buddies. By books I mean learning new skills, whereas brand is getting three magical letters after your name and the prestige of the institution offering it and buddies, the building of … Continue reading MBA: Books, Brand and Buddies
Hardly a day goes by when mainstream (or alt) press, facebook or twitter doesn’t report some event, quote or photo that promotes feeling of outrage, sufficient to stir the emotions, galvanising us to share or retweet some sound bite, MEME image or story. Whether innocuous or deliberate, wether reported about someone important or someone that … Continue reading Outrage Puppet
I'm told language changes over time, the way we use it and the meaning too. Recently I was invited to share some thoughts on biomechanics and Aikido at a friendship seminar at Aikido Redlands. A friendship seminar is where people from different styles of Aikido (and related arts) might come together to share experiences and … Continue reading Playing with Kanji, playing with Aiki
I dusted off the Dogi the other night (it’s been a while) and paid a visit to Redlands Aikido to share some thoughts on stability (thanks for the invite Clem). Whilst I didn’t go the full toppling biomechanics. We worked on the idea that as long as the Tanden (Centre of Mass) is inside our … Continue reading Out of balance…and not knowing it!
I just put some Tzigane strings on my violin (rather than my usual Dominant). They are a lower tension string, which I was told would be a bit kinder to my old french violin. In so doing its supposed to bring out its tone a bit better…and how true it was! Just goes to show that … Continue reading New Strings
I’m working at the moment with another cohort of MBA students on their capstone projects. Its a quite a challenge as the term is short and by necessity there is a strict word limit (thank God). Their ideas are often BIG as they want to hone their newly developed MBA skills and solve something they … Continue reading Compromising to produce Excellence
There is a real nice idea in accounting called the triple bottom line. The idea here is that you measure in three areas financial, social and environmental and try to achieve a good outcome for all three. Its a really nice idea and gets back to what ‘accounting’ is all about, that is to account … Continue reading Triple bottom line Politics.
A few years back I finished an MBA. I didn’t set out to do one but thats where I ended up. There are wild MBA evangelists out there (‘it will change your life’) and the detractors (‘over hyped, you can learn this stuff from a book’) so this is my story. Establishing an intrapreneurial enterprise … Continue reading An Accidental MBA
I’m a bit of a fan of lists and if you are too this might be of intrest. There is nothing so satisfying of making a list and checking off the jobs as you get them done. There is a trick and an art to lists to make them work for you rather than … Continue reading Finding balance – with 6 lists