Archive | October, 2008

The Opera uproar

The Opera uproar

You may (or may not!) be aware of the rumblings occurring about Opera Australia at the moment … My friend Fiona Janes has written to the Board of the company highlighting a number of issues to do with the engagement and casting of singers, particularly highlighting the discrepancy between the number of ‘older’ and more […]

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Zero growth, perhaps time for a rethink!

Zero growth, perhaps time for a rethink!

We are facing a time of “zero growth” we are told!  The Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan fronted the TV audience from New York and announced that growth in the major western markets was stalling.  Aha!  I thought!  Could it be that the world financial crisis might lead to even a modest return to the ‘basics’, […]

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Chronicles foretold

Chronicles foretold

Today I saw a very dear friend who’s making his ‘bucket list’.  Having been given a year to live he is approaching the task with humour, realism, courage and grace.  He has asked me to MC his funeral and I don’t think I have ever felt so humbled in my life. Many of us are […]

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Progress and Growth

Progress and Growth

Last year I participated in a World Café workshop held at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) on Innovation.  As an initial exercise we worked to define exactly what the term meant and almost everyone had a different perspective resulting in different metaphors and viewpoints.  One thing that struck me throughout the session, and has […]

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