The key to being productive

December 2, 2020

It’s December and the silly season is here! Christmas parties, gift shopping, last minute orders, and general mayhem in the lead up to NZ’s traditional extended Christmas closure. It’s hard to stay focused on the most important work during the “sleeps to Christmas” countdown – especially in this strange Covid-19… Read More

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Knowing when to abort

November 25, 2020

I had an adventure while mountain biking last weekend, and it got me thinking about risk assessment and the psychology of admitting when we are on the wrong track. I have recently purchased a holiday home in Turangi – close to winter ski fields and the awesome Tongariro River trail… Read More

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What can we learn from President Trump?

November 18, 2020

The US 2020 election has been interesting, with the incumbent president declaring he has won, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. President Trump has created a divisive culture during his four-year term, while the world looked on with concern. Just over half of US voters voted against him, while just… Read More

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Small Business Cashflow Loan Update from IRD

November 12, 2020

Earlier this week the Government announced the following changes will be made to the Small Business Cashflow (Loan) Scheme: Currently no interest is charged if the loan is repaid within one year. This will be increased to two years. Currently the loan can only be used for core operating costs. Read More

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The Power of Video Marketing

October 28, 2020

I recently attended a presentation on video marketing, and how to make effective business videos using your smart phone. Michelle Sokolich of Show & Tell commented that in 2020 digital media (Social Media and You Tube etc) will overtake traditional media (such as TV and radio) by number of people… Read More

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Work to live, don’t live to work

October 14, 2020

Covid has made 2020 a particularly long year!  And in the final quarter of the calendar year our energy and natural buoyancy usually wane.  We start to feel in real need of a long summer holiday break. A friend of mine introduced me to the “Be Good to Yourself” concept,… Read More

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