He looked up from the piece of paper clutched in his hand, a look of bewilderment on his face. ‘But I sound amazing’ he said, incredulously. Grinning, I nodded. ‘That’s because you are.’ It was 2010, and I’d been hired to write biographies for key staff members. The gentleman...

We were sitting around the campfire when the story turned to ‘how we met our partners’.  I didn’t know any of the women super well and most were a few wines down, so took to telling their stories in the gregarious fashion of the slightly tipsy. ...

He began by giving thanks. He thanked Lego, he thanked Marvel, he thanked the cast and crew of Frozen, the inventor of trampolines and Paw Patrol and Teen Titans. He thanked the Foo Fighters and Led Zeppelin and children’s authors Julia Donaldson, David Walliams and Dav...

Are you struggling to juggle your business and your latest passion project? Are you wondering how to bring together two different aspects of your work and interests? Perhaps you’re trying to link a new service offering to an existing physical product. For example, you may want to...

A lesson in marketing from the chateaux of France Last month, I travelled through France’s Loire Valley, where more than 100 chateaux have opened their doors to the public. With so many sumptuous palaces to choose from, how exactly is a tourist to choose? Few who hail...

Death. You might consider it a challenging topic for a reality documentary series. Yet sometimes, the most unexpected topics have the power to make the greatest impact Recently I discovered The Casketeers, a reality TV show following the daily goings-on at Tipene Funerals, in West and South Auckland....

When was the last time you said No? Just No. Without added explanation, justification, or "I would if I could but...