Books

MARCH your way through these titles!

This month I've been doing a few hours at le bureau however I've still enjoyed a few good reads in my spare moments on the bus and the weekend! I am currently fascinated by 'The Hidden Life of Trees' so keep an eye out for my thoughts on that. Voici...my March reads: The Commando Way:… Continue reading MARCH your way through these titles!

Product Secrets

Starting your new job: 4 lessons in 4 weeks

You have four missions to complete in four weeks, should you wish to accept. Don't forget to report back. WEEK ONE Your mission: grab a coffee each afternoon with someone in your teamUnderstand their role, experience and any key challenges they are facingAsk how they think you can help them - if you are a… Continue reading Starting your new job: 4 lessons in 4 weeks

Books, Product Lessons

Are you a visionary or missionary?

You might recall I bought a Kindle! and so it only seemed fitting to download "Invent and Wander". The first half of the book is a collection of Jeff Bezos' shareholder letters whilst the second half explores his life and work through a range of interviews and speeches. I highly recommend getting your hands on (or… Continue reading Are you a visionary or missionary?

Books, Career

Leadership lessons from a Commando

The Commando Way by Bram Connolly deserved a post of its own. This book is packed with lessons from a top Australian special forces commander that are applicable to any context. The most interesting thing about Bram is the fact that he is so much more than a commando: he is an author, has his… Continue reading Leadership lessons from a Commando

Books, Product Secrets

I bought a Kindle!

I swore I would never cheat on my books but I went and did it: I bought a Kindle Paperwhite. Some interesting observations about my experience with Amazon: The shopping experience is seamless. I quickly compared the Kindles, picked one and checked out within 5 minutes. Bonus points for offering up 3 other products that… Continue reading I bought a Kindle!

Career

As one door closes, another opens

When my resignation from American Express was announced, I was overwhelmed by the heart warming messages I received from colleagues all over the business and the world. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have worked with such a caring, intelligent and fun group of colleagues over the past 2 years. I know sometimes it can… Continue reading As one door closes, another opens