Archive for August, 2008

Work+Life “Fit,” Not Balance

Caution: Four-Day Workweek is AN Answer, Not THE Answer| posted by Cali Yost for FastCompany.com Everyday there’s another story extolling the virtues of the four-day workweek, or four, ten-hour days, as the answer to our energy problems. In fact, last week CNN devoted an entire segment to the Utah state government’s mandatory four-day workweek which began August 4th. Before the four-day workweek gains more steam as the answer, I want to urge caution. It is an answer, but not the answer. The distinction is subtle but very important. The typical problems with one-size-fits-all, four-day workweeks are already starting to crop…

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TEMplate – to DESIGN your life and make Life! work

I trust this month has been all that you planned!… Aren’t some of these Olympians teaching us a thing or two about understanding what you want and going for it! good on them I say…. speaking of which, if you want to relive Lauren Burns triumph at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, then there is a whole chapter dedicated to that very story in the “Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed”… see below for details. Read that article yet? Tim Ferriss – “The 4 hour work week” … if not, please go here to do so. I have started my own 4…

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Send in the Clowns

by Peter Williams for TheAge.com.au Historically small business has had no chance of competing with large corporations in the marketing area. The costs of using traditional advertising channels, such as TV and print were high and small businesses couldn’t afford to employ the marketing people to do the non-advertising marketing such as PR and promotion. The emergence of the web in the 90’s provided small business the opportunity to get global reach but again the cost of technology solutions and lack of IT people meant that many small businesses established websites that cost a great deal and had little impact….

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Rural and Regional…& Inspiring Women

I have just spent the last 2 days at Sheepvention in Hamilton, Victoria, 300+ kms from Melbourne. Why? I was assisting a buddy of mine who does the event management for such field day events on behalf of the ANZ Bank, and what a job she does… and what an inspiring woman she is. Whilst she would not like me touting how good she is, I’m going to do it anyway!… Here is a woman who is not only the chief bread winner in her house, she has also had to deal with both personal and family related health issues…

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