Category: General

How to be interesting

I’m not the most socially skilled person in the world. But I’m a LOT better than I used to be. Although there are some situations where I’m still not good, there are some social...

Situational ethics

Ethics is interesting The topics of ethics and morality, in the abstract, elicit eye-rolls in many people. But those same topics often provoke the most interesting and engaging conversations with these same people. Because...

Plan. But don’t over-plan.

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything.” – Dwight D Eisenhower I believe that it’s important to plan. That should be obvious: after working in various roles, I’ve found my current calling as a...

The Rugby World Cup, the All Blacks, and Luck

I wrote this article before the 2011 Rugby World Cup. (It had an original publication date of 4 September 2011. Have I been blogging that long?!) As we enter into the 2019 Rugby World...

Question the question

​(On the surface this article is about “scoping” when it comes to professional services. But consider it also in the context of your role as a consumer of goods and services. And most importantly,...

Thought(crime)s on parenting

(Not directly related to money. But related to the greatest form of riches. I wrote this article several years ago but didn’t have a forum for publishing it. Thanks to school holidays I don’t...