Archive for January, 2011
My confidence in local manufacturing, retail and enterprise is shattered.
Last month I made a conscious decision to:
Buy an Australian-made product, not an import.
Pay for high quality, instead of going el cheapo.
Deal with a sole trader, rather than a corporation.
What a FOOL!
I needed a ceiling fan for my small, airless bedroom. I’m a light [...]
How should we say sorry?
There was trouble with Skype the other week.
So much that they sent a sorry email.
I was impressed to see it included a voucher for free talk time.
Until I redeemed it and saw how much.
My excitement turned to dismay and my positive view of Skype took a hit.
So, how should we [...]
Are we bereft of spirit?
Many of us have observed (or at least experienced) the course of economic rationalism.
From my experiences and observations, I’ve formed the schizophrenic view that:
Government is inefficient and ineffective.
Capitalism is ruthless and lethal.
I’m now hearing that a mix of these forces may be the new way forward.
And from two interactions [...]
Hello, my name is …
Our business card discussion (Cardinal Sins) attracted more visitors than any other post.
Given this interest, I thought I’d update you on my quest for a non-crap business card.
Heaven Must be Missing an Angela
The very kind and very smart Angela den Hollander is redoing my business card.
She began proceedings by [...]
Barry’s 2:23 video turned a total stranger into a person of interest.
I love flagging superior business communications.
And I’ve been raving about the power of video for readers with the attention span of gnats.
Last month I saw both these elements beautifully combined.
When I woke in the morning, Barry Moltz was a stranger.
By noon, that had [...]
Stopped in my tracks.
You may recall my joy at an imminent torrent of work during the holidays.
Despite my feverish preparations, it didn’t turn out that way.
I’m still ahead on points, but it was anticlimactic.
Or is it?
Clearing the Decks
The second half of 2010 saw a huge upswing in my business.
Opportunities abounded and, having [...]