Are you looking to stimulate online growth and engagement? You should be! In an ever-changing online environment, it’s hard to keep up with all the latest trends…Luckily for you, I’m onto it. One of the hottest digital marketing trends these days is what is known as visual content marketing. More and more people are now […]

At the turn of this century, the Dalai Lama proposed the 18 Rules of living, a set of simple yet philosophical pointers to aid the journey to living a fulfilling and worthwhile existence.

I have always been a bit of a fan of inspirational quotes. When I first joined Twitter I loved sharing inspirational business quotes including the popular #quote hashtag … until everyone was doing it! Mind you, it was a great way to build a following! I still tweet them here and there but nowhere near the volume that I did in the early days of Twitter.

I stumbled across this video some time ago now. I had shared it on my Posterous Blog (now deceased) but not here. I found it to be powerful and so it’s time to have it on this blog, now that Posterous is no longer! “If you’ve learned a lot about leadership and making a movement, […]

I’m a big fan of Simon Sinek and sometime ago shared a favourite TEDx Talk he did ‘How Great Leaders Inspire Action’. Well here’s another inspirational short interview for those small business owners.


Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories – and maybe, a way forward.

A short, succinct, sincere and fabulous message from Kevin Spacey regarding ‘success’. In this video he explains how success is not a physical element that can be measured but an emotional element, only relative to the individual. Do take the time to watch it – it’s wonderful!


Anthill Magazine introduced to me this TED Talk by Susan Cain in this week’s Beer O’Clock. Susan is also the author of “QUIET: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking”. For someone who declares herself an introvert, I found her to be articulate and brave to throw herself into the lime-light to offer this fabulous presentation about introverts…

This is one of my favourite TEDx Talks and I’m surprised I haven’t shared it here earlier. I came across it sometime last year and from memory may have watched it three times that day!

Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?”

Business Victoria's Small Business FestivalDuring the month of August here in my home state of Victoria, Australia, the State Government holds a large small business festival. Seminars, workshops, webinars and other small business activities are organised through-out Melbourne and regional Victoria. Each year it gets bigger and better!

This year I attended the large event ‘Small Business BIG Marketing’ held at Melbourne Park last Thursday. Other than the 5.00am rise to catch the 6.30am train into the city, the day was fabulous.

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