Archive for November, 2009
Does a healthy person work harder and longer? Are they more creative and generally sharper in their decision making?
Let me tell you my story: About five years ago, I received the annual notice from the insurance company which told me that as I had added another year to the score, the premium for my rather substantial life cover would increase significantly.
I immediately rang Igor, my long suffering insurance expert (he is used to my annual rants about premium increases) and asked him what he was going to do about it. He said that he could get me a policy with More >
If the cafeteria in the film Mean Girls was representative of the social media realm, on what table would you be seated?
In what has been deemed as the perfect insight into the intricacies of the typical high school caste system, Mean Girls has taken a light hearted approach to a much more serious issue of harsh social divides; the geeks sitting separate from the jocks, the spoiled princesses and their gaggle divert their eyes from the misfits, the cool Asians sit in the opposite corner from the Goths and so.
Ruthless as it may be, every group and individual has a More >
We’ve all heard stories of how online communities can impact people’s lives, like connecting with long lost friends, finding love, landing a new job, making business deals, etc. Recently something exciting happened to a friend of mine and all because of the power of tagging on social media.
My good friend Nathan, a finance manager for a leading retail chain, recently got invited to attend a swimwear photo shoot for DNA magazine at the Ivy pool bar in Sydney.
Not one to miss the opportunity of half-naked models, Nathan took along his trusty everyday digital camera. Excited about some of the shots and More >
Before going on a six-week leave overseas last July, I was on Twitter daily and would regularly share comments, links and any other 140-character bits of information I thought was interesting.
The story has been quite different since my return in early August. Being away from technology for so long reminded me of the great sensation and freedom associated with not having anyone knowing what you are doing, thinking or sharing at this exact moment.
I see people tweeting away continuously and wonder how they can possibly be focused on their task at hand and be as productive as can be. If More >
The shots from DRPR’s latest photo shoot have arrived and they look great!
Head to the DRPR Facebook Page to check out more team and individual shots.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Maya Angelou, Poet
When France fell to Germany in 1940, the people of the United Kingdom feared the worst for their own country. Analysts in Washington predicted that the United Kingdom may only survive two weeks. And in the United Kingdom itself, many feared an inevitable and irresistible invasion.
After all, the relatively small British Expeditionary Force that was the core of its army had been defeated and then retreated leaving all its heavy equipment on the beaches of More >