Want to succeed? A youthful formula.

Last week I met the archetype of tomorrow’s success. His name is Shane. He’s a waiter in the academic dining room at the University of Canberra. I’m an alumnus and … Continue Reading →

A Publisher’s Perspective

I’ve just read a wonderful contribution on LinkedIn posted by the Rev. EelKat Wendy C Allen – yes, I think that’s her real name. It concerns a conversation about authors using LinkedIn … Continue Reading →

Thrive or Dive? The Future of eBooks.

Will ebooks thrive or dive? It is the subject of a conversation I have just joined on LinkedIn. My own thoughts are… As a writer and reader, I suspect we … Continue Reading →

The Metaphorical Mirror

We all face our own personal disasters from time to time. They are part of the human journey, at least they have been for me. To be human is to … Continue Reading →

Risk and the Boiling Frog

The wonderful discussion on LinkedIn concerning risk management continues. The two dominant themes are (1) the problems with risk management are either due to people or systems failures, or a … Continue Reading →

Who are the Victims?

Disaster recovery has many dimensions. First concern is and always should be for the victims. But who are they? I’m a member of the Crisis, Emergency and Disaster Recovery Professionals group … Continue Reading →

Managing Risk

I have just posted the following for a risk-management group I follow on LinkedIn. I thought others might be interested in it too. It is part of a discussion which … Continue Reading →


I am an enthusiastic writer but a reluctant blogger. A contradiction? Hopefully not. I prefer writing books that allow me to explore ideas at length. But books take time to … Continue Reading →