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Jan

365 projects fascinate me. The idea as simple as it is challenging. Pick something you want to excel at – then do it every day for a year. It might involve taking photos, practicing a sport, writing songs, watching a film. Often, 365 projects are backed by some social proof,…

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15
Jan

When Apple announced the iPad Pro I predicted it would be the beginning of the end for notebook computers. For most computer users, the current generation of iPads are already powerful enough. iPad Pro breaks the final frontier; screen size. For pro application users, photographers, designers, musicians and the like,…

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11
Jan

“I heard the news today, oh boy” Around afternoon tea time today, I checked into the online news, only to hear of David Bowie’s sad passing, at the age of 69. Eventually, we all reach an age when the demise of our childhood heroes seems to come with alarming regularity….

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25
Dec

Every year at this time, I hear songs and recite words about peace on earth and goodwill to all. But this year, with the horrors of Paris, the intractable violence in the Levant and The Middle East and the heated rhetoric about immigration in Europe, Australia and the USA, peace…

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22
Dec

With 2015 coming to an end soon, I wanted to report back on the big plan I announced earlier this year, in a post entitled “How To Decisively Move On After A Big Project.” At the time, I was getting ready to launch No Missing Tools and I knew, from…

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17
Dec

Jonatha Brooke is one of my favourite singer-songwriters. Her albums Steady Pull and Back In The Circus helped me get through my years in India, the soundtrack to a period of great personal change, playing as I drove through Delhi’s crowded, bustling streets, or in the background, as I sat…

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16
Dec

This week, I’ve finished every day with a rare and prized goal achieved, inbox zero. Across the six email addresses I manage for work and home, there wasn’t a single email sitting there, requiring my attention. I’ve written before about the value of inbox zero and it’s a much discussed…

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14
Dec

I hate boxes. I know that’s a bit of an extreme statement. But, I’m so weary of perpetually tearing down boxes to be recycled. The moment I buy something I can’t wait to get rid of the box it came in. And, whenever I move house (which I’ve done a…

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13
Dec

As the leaves finish turning, the days become shorter and the winter lights start to appear on our streets, our thoughts naturally turn to what we might want, or hope for, in the coming year. As I write, there’s still 18 days left in 2015 and if your calendar is…

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