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Life’s Lesson No. 1

LIFE HAS A NUMBER OF LESSONS WHICH CAN BE TAUGHT IN PERSON OR VICARIOUSLY DEPENDING ON OUR ACCESS TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. Life teaches us a number of lessons as we journey with others. My late sports coach, Ann Marie, used to email me philosophical thoughts to inspire me with my university studies. Her ideas were

Hard rocks and beer put life’s difficulties into shape

IN DIFFICULT TIMES WHEN PURSUING ANY GOAL, FOCUSSING ON WHAT MATTERS MOST IS CRITICAL TO SUCCESS. The COVD-19 pandemic has given every business owner an opportunity to reflect and review their focus and apply sound strategies for renewal and refueling. This aide de memoire was provided to me by one of my sports coaches, American

Philosophy with sports training wins the day.

SOMETIMES THE BEST LEADERSHIP MESSAGES COME FROM ATHLETIC ANGELS. Recovering your financial position in the midst of an economic downturn takes courage. Finding the right strategy to focus your thinking and energies is critical to business success. The learnings from other areas of striving can be applied to the business world. For example, in undertaking

Succeeding in times of trial is a mark of character

WHILE THE WORLD WAITS FOR A HEALTHIER FUTURE, SOME WORDS OF KINDNESS MAKE THE AIR WE BREATHE SEEM FRESHER. Queen Elizabeth has paid tribute to the British nation’s healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic. Her Majesty’s speech in full is listed below as printed in The Canberra Times: “I am speaking to you at what

Media Union urges members to take care to work safely at home and in the field.

MEDIA UNION MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO TAKE THE LONG VIEW ON WORKING IN 2020. The coronavirus (COVID-19) is posing significant challenges for professionals and traders in all industries. Many of the industries which the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) covers rely in a large part on audiences turning up and touring. This means the

Freelance writers value solvency and business trust

FREELANCE WRITING IS A PRECARIOUS JOB ROLE IF THE BUSINESS WORLD AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE IS HIT HARD BY FORCE MAJEURES OR LEGAL NON-COMPLIANCE. The business world of the professional freelance writer is becoming a tortuous obstacle course with more small to medium size business folding with the on-going economic downturn.  As a result, some financial

February was a month of fire-and flood-recovery actions.

RECOVERY WORK TO PROTECT AUSTRALIA’S CULTURAL HERITAGE FROM THREATS DUE TO WAR AND DISASTER. As many practitioners have spoken and written in the media recently, fire recovery and flood recovery are critical to protect heritage items in crisis situations. The organisation Blue Shield* Australia has provided a list of resources to support salvage and recovery of

IP Australia protects my trademark

IP AUSTRALIA PROTECTS MY TRADEMARK AND MANY OTHERS LISTED ON AN AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITE. As a government entity, IP Australia registers words, designs, images and a range of products to give exclusive rights of use. IP Australia is a Federal government entity managed by the Australian government within Australia. The agency was founded in 1998

The Biz Better Together initiative is fashionable

BIZ BETTER TOGETHER WAS A GREAT CONFERENCE. IN SOME CASES THE FASHIONISTAS IN THE LOBBY AREA QUEUING FOR CUP CAKES RIVALLED THE SPEAKERS’ CONTENT. On 28 February 2017 at the QT Hotel in inner Canberra, we were welcomed in by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Canberra Chamber of Commerce, Robyn Hendry. We were advised about the

Robert Foster Australian Designer VALE

ROBERT FOSTER THE AUSTRALIAN-BORN DESIGNER OF INTERNATIONAL REGARD WAS A GRADUATE OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. Robert Foster had a love of humour in art. He was one of Australia’s top designers. He was the founder of the F!NK + Co brand which designed and manufactured brightly coloured water jugs, shot glasses and flatware. He loved
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