|Ian Usher Tedx talk in Vienna|
Monday, 3 March 2014
How would you go if one day you were driving one of those huge trucks in a WA mine, and the next you were invited give a Tedx talk … in Vienna? Talk about getting the most out of life. That’s what happened to my friend Ian Usher. See how he went, and find out how he prepared for it.
Friday, 28 February 2014
Let’s say you run a small to medium business and being a good business person you know the value of garnering community support, but how do you do it? It’s not like you’re a bank, or Government Department that can afford to sponsor a range of high profile community events. The other day I was reminded of a very simple strategy. You may have seen this already but it’s worth repeating for its simplicity.
|Community support strategy © The Ponder Room|
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
Last weekend blogging guru Darren Rowse ventured over to Western Australia to present the inaugural Problogger event. The chance to sit at the feet of someone who’s been blogging for 12 years was too good to miss. So too pondered 100 fellow W.A. bloggers who quickly filled the Boulevard Centre at Floreat Library. Darren spent a good two hours imparting his wisdom, finishing off with 10 quick tips. Later that night, pondering what I’d heard, I realised that I’d learnt 20 things, not 10. Here are the other 10 things I took away, hope they help all my fellow bloggers out there.
|Thanks to Chris Guillebeau|
Monday, 24 February 2014
Several years ago I travelled Australia researching domestic violence for a Canberra Government Department. The aim was to identify strategies that had been empirically proven to work. Little did I know that years later I’d have my own experience, nowhere near that of the victims, survivors and perpetrators I’d interviewed, but an experience that upended my life and forced me to live with a secret for six months.
|Camp bed © The Ponder Room|
Friday, 21 February 2014
Day One of the Perth Writers Festival … my brain is already rapidly filling up and pondering a myriad of possibilities. All I need now is time and a rich benefactor. Following is a brief brain dump of the day, basically so I can free up some space for the next three days.
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
When I was growing up I was too busy climbing trees to read, but then someone gave me a bound collection of Agatha Christie stories and life changed. So it was inevitable that I would watch the recent television program about her life. One aspect of her life left me pondering about the life of all future creative ideas.
Thanks to Dvortygirl
Monday, 17 February 2014
Turn on the news or pick up a paper and there’s bound to be a story about what happens when cultures collide. Usually it’s a highly emotive negative piece about how we can’t all get on. A recent sighting in Forrest Chase left me pondering about an alternate universe.
|Multicultural Perth Buskers © The Ponder Room|