Procrastination? I’ll Do That Later!

Procrastination? I’ll Do That Later!

We all do it – you might be doing it right now! Procrastination is the act of putting off tasks or activities that you should be focusing on now, usually in favour of doing something more fun, or more comfortable, than what you’re supposed to be doing. It’s a...
How to Make a Map

How to Make a Map

I love travelling. I love everything about it, but a particularly delicious part is that magical moment when I decide where I want to go. As soon as the destination presents itself, whether for work or for pleasure, I start breaking down the journey. How will I get...
Finish Your F*!&CKING Business Plan!

Finish Your F*!&CKING Business Plan!

The business plan is dead. Long live the business plan! A few years ago I wrote an article about the death of the business plan – the traditional business plan, that is. That long, weighty document usually designed to convince a bank manager that your business is...
F*ck Luck

F*ck Luck

My daughter is a talented writer. She’s been writing obsessively since she was small, and at the age of 14 some of her satirical writing was published by the State Library of Victoria. She was so pleased, and rightly so (I almost burst with pride). When her first...
Backwards into the Future

Backwards into the Future

  Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua “I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past” I fell in love with this Māori whakataukī or ‘proverb’ when I first heard it at a conference. It refers to time as a kind of endless river, where the...