Category Archive: History

Aug 27

Applying “The Art of Action” to Your Business

Most organisations suffer from too much planning that does not achieve the desired results. Increase the size of the organisation, the number of management layers and departments, and the problem only gets worse. Technology is changing at an ever-increasing rate and markets change more rapidly too. More planning and more detailed plans are not the …

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Feb 06

We should all be vigilant and combat racism!

Racism is more widespread than most of us would like to think.  We cannot change the world by ourselves. Each of us can change how we behave and have some influence on family, friends and colleagues.  Don’t forget strangers either! “Nothing like a touch of racism to boost the ratings” or so the saying goes. …

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Nov 05

Remember, remember the fifth of November!

This was a cry to make sure that no-one in 17th century Britain forgot the dastardly plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament on the 5th of November 1605.  I write this post to the sound of fireworks in the normally quiet evening of Auckland's North Shore. So why should we remember and what …

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Aug 05

“I blog, therefore I am.”

The French philosopher, mathematician, and physicist, René Descartes, is best known for his philosophical statement "I think, therefore I am".

So "blog away" and see what impact you can make and what you can learn as well.

Descartes argued that thought exists, but cannot be separated from the person. I think, therefore I know I exist.

The modern twist on this is: "I blog, therefore Iam". I blog so that others know I exist and can share my thoughts.

Apr 22

Watch “The Kiwi who saved Britain” on TV1, 25 April.

This is the dramatised story of New Zealander Keith Park who led the RAF into battle against Hitler's Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain. He is one of New Zealand's greatest heroes, but one who is barely known here. The programme includes an interview with Stephen Bungay author of "The most dangerous enemy: A History of the Battle of Britain".