Neighbors are with us all in good times and bad

NEIGHBORS: WE ALL HAVE THEM AND NONE OF US LIVE COMPLETELY ALONE ON AN ISLAND. Neighbors will come and go in some neighborhoods. Other neighbors, stay and live to a ripe old age. Or after years of turning their garden over, they sell their home to turn it into a cash crop. Some neighbors talk …

Auction houses and war medals

AUCTION HOUSES ARE AN ALTERNATIVE TO VISITING WAR MUSEUMS TO VIEW MEMORABILIA. Commercial hubs such as auction houses provide immediate access to family history and war service. Auction houses are centres which display products of the past and services rendered. The memorabilia displayed include medallions (medals) with colourful ribbons. You might see sashes with rosettes …

In life, Lesson Number One is to focus.

IN LIFE, LESSON NO. 1 CAN BE TAUGHT IN PERSON OR VICARIOUSLY DEPENDING ON ACCESS TO INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. In life we take onboard a number of lessons as we journey with others. Its first lesson is to look after Number One and stay focused. My late sports coach, Ann Marie, used to email me philosophical …

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. Key learnings from other areas of striving can be applied to the business world. For example, in undertaking …

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 an obstacle course with more small-to-medium sized businesses folding with the on-going economic downturn.  As a result, some financial members of the …

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 …