Team Dunedin

Perhaps the government is doing Dunedin a favour. Adversity and a common threat brings people together. In economics and business, there is a constant state of positive and negative forces creating growth and decline that we all tend to ignore until something sticks out above the norm and smacks us in the face. Recent job losses in Dunedin have caught the attention of many. While this acts as a rude awakening to the current state of affairs, it also alerts us that the balance of power has been shifted. When this occurs the true test of character occurs. The individual responds by making adjustments to their environment, thoughts and actions....

The Multi-Tasking Mind

I was really impressed when the Iphone brought in multitasking support but it makes me wonder how many people walk around with too many tasks going at once in their head. I often take a moment to stop and shut down the applicaitons running on the phone. It feels good for some reason to get them to stop. One at a time I click through and turn them off. I know they can probably continue to run in the background but something tells me that its good to clear the deck every once a while. Perhaps our brains are a little bit like the iphone with all these thoughts, tasks and agendas ticking away in the background, taking up processing space and...

Advertising our Cities… this is what attract...

Humans can be simple creatures, we love to generalize and place things into boxes. It makes it much easier to understand our world. While someone may have diverse and complex interests we define people by their role in society. Fred is a plumber, John is a lawyer, everyone has a role to fulfill. City identity is similar. Consumers like to generalize about locations. It seems to me of late that storytellers prefer to have audiences daydream about romance or mysterious discoveries. Marketing cities has therefore become less about the Single Minded Proposition and more about what happens to you when you get there. In advertising it seems to...

Work is not work, work is living Mar27

Work is not work, wo...

Work, well that’s what we call it. It isn’t really what we think it is. Work is an exchange of utility for another. Somewhere in between we get some money and that helps the exchange part run alot smoother or not. Work means we can provide a service to our community in so much that...

All are of this plac...

Perhaps it is not pedigree that separates one man from another – a mans success is defined by whether his will is determined by every voice that resides in his head. It is enough to live to a personal standard – to conceive of and seek the accomplishment of challenging goals. To...