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Celebrities upset about sex videos stolen from phones

“This is a flagrant violation of privacy,” scream the celebrities. Today in the Philippines a television news anchor (Paolo Bediones) has changed from reading the news to doing a public affairs program because over the space of a week there were two sex videos of him published by a hacker. The journalist covering the story […]

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Burger King wants to buy Canada’s Tim Hortons

Burger King is buying Tim Hortons. But why? Tim Hortons is a coffee-and-doughnut retail chain from Canada. When the two organisations merge they will have more than 18,000 outlets in 100 countries, making Burger King the world’s third largest fast-food business. The purpose of the proposed merger is to allow Burger King to pay lower […]

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Weekly Wisdom No.210: Perfection isn’t enough?

Weekly Wisdom No.210: Perfection isn’t enough?

Perfection isn’t enough? If you manufacture your products perfectly then you should beat the competition, right? If you give perfect legal advice every time then your your practice will attract all the clients, right? If you get the diagnosis correct every time, you’ll be a more successful doctor with many more patients than everyone else, […]

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Forgive yourself by Seth Godin

Forgive yourself for not being the most successful, the cutest or the one with the fastest time.
Seth Godin

Forgive yourself for not being the richest, the thinnest, the tallest, the one with the best hair. Forgive yourself for not being the most successful, the cutest or the one with the fastest time. Forgive yourself for not winning every round. Forgive yourself for being afraid. But don’t let yourself off the hook, never forgive […]

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CPA Australia Fiji Congress 2014

Shangri-La versus Sheraton Customer Relationships

Just this August in Fiji I held Ric’s 4-Day Executive Management Learning Program. 18 business owners and senior executives from 7 countries attended. I personally booked 33 room nights including my own suite for 8 nights which was the second most expensive room in the entire hotel at Sheraton Fiji Resort, Denaru. Add to that […]

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Why do so many people want handouts?

Respect and diversity workshop left me with PTSD, claims public servant. Noel Towell Reporter for The Canberra Times A former public servant says she suffered post-traumatic stress disorder after attending a workplace respect and diversity workshop four years ago. But Karen Hutchinson, who has been off work and receiving workers’ compensation since 2011, has lost […]

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Fiji Business at a Tipping Point: Fiji Sun

Fiji Business at a Tipping Point: Fiji Sun

Here is the article produced from a long interview I gave with Sheik Dean of the Fiji Sun at the CPA Congress. Click here to download the PDF.  

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Robin Williams

When Robin Williams was honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes in 2005, he thanked his long time friend Christopher Reeve who had died the year before: “I just want to thank a very, very special person. I dedicate this award to the memory of a friend of mine. Chris Reeve, […]

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Sunset from my front door in Fiji

Sunset from my front door in Fiji

Arriving in Nadi in preparation of my 4-Day Executive Management Program, which commences on Monday, the view from my door, only 20 feet from the water’s edge is spectacular.

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Expectations when times are tough

Consumers expect value for money. They tend to measure this through the level of customer service they receive. In tough times when budgets tend to be tighter and need to stretch further consumers want to get as much value as they can from every dollar they spend. Therefore, more discriminating and more demanding than ever.

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