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BUPA Challenge Update 2

With the crash a couple of weeks ago, and a week in the sun and warmth of Darwin, it’s been a while between rides. We took a gentle ride around the parklands of Adelaide on Sunday; by the time we’d run into a bunch of friends along the way and stopped for...

BUPA Challenge Update 1 (possibly the first of many)

OK – so I’ve decided to ride 92km next January, and the furthest I’ve ridden up until now is about 40km less than that. Time to start work …  Last Thursday I decided to push it a bit on a ride I’ve done before: That’s actually the fastest...

I’m riding in the BUPA Challenge 2013

As part of the Tour Down Under event, there’s an amateur ride over the same course as the professionals ride. Since I started riding regularly, I’ve always had it in the back of my mind that one of the options on this amateur stage was a good target to...

How do you invent vaccines? An interview « Scott Berkun

We all are able to generate the most creative ideas. The question is, Do we dare? We don’t need more innovation, we need less resistance. Our own, internal resistance, that sometime blocks you, and prevents you from asking that crazy question at a meeting. Missed...

Phillip Toledano – Days with My Father

via www.dayswithmyfather.com It would be easy to feel resentful about an opportunity lost for this sort of time with my own father, but this is too beautiful for such a mean thought to survive

Chrysler and the F-Bomb

When an employee of New Media Strategies dropped the f-bomb in a tweet from client Chrysler's Twitter account March 9, it might have been chalked up to one of those things that can happen to someone on a bad day. Instead, Chrysler decided not to renew its contract...

Is the internet ad model unravelling?

Newsflash: I don’t need you to tell me what I want to buy.  I already know, and anything I need is a web search away. … Go find a better business plan.  One that doesn’t coopt me as your marketing R&D department. … If you want me to buy your...

If it’s not impossible, maybe it’s not worth trying …

It’s time to wake up and smell the axle-grease: industrial age organizations are finely-tuned engines of efficiency and productivity—but the price is a smallness of ambition, a paucity of purpose, a terminal deficiency of daring to challenge the status quo. … On...