Archive for February, 2010

What’s Cooler than being cool?

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

It’s -41° here.   Do you really know what that feels like?   MINUS 41°!!

Russian winter is brutal. Being outside in this feels like consistently getting hit in the back of the head really hard by a maori bouncer, and I’m sure they use this fact to to jam a friendly foreigner looking to escape the pain 540 Rubles for a cup of coffee!! I can indeed confirm that Moscow IS the most expensive city on earth, but their coffee is a lifesaver!

Nouveau Blog. Poste Un.

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Friendly Australian businessman stuck in an airport, sips coffee and starts new blog of incoherent ramblings while listening to Black Flag – ‘Damaged’.

In principle, this blog will be loosely structured around my global travels and three of my passions… Business (primarily entrepreneurism & economics), Music (primarily riffage) and Caffeine (primarily, in me). In the world of Professional Services, it is rare for business people to show much (if any) passion from their personal lives, as it is usually construed as being unprofessional or showing a weakness of character. I have chosen to challenge the stereotype of the Working Professional… and I know I’m not alone.

As the class of Gen X & Y Business Leaders come up through the ranks, I believe there will be a fundamental shift of how these new leaders will perceive, and be perceived. The asset of ‘Professional Uniqueness’ will begin to gain value in the business world as the idea of the ‘Traditional Suit’ fades away.  Where that uniqueness comes from is up to the individual, but I have little doubt that professional uniqueness will become a valuable asset unto itself. Consumers today can get their business from anywhere, but I believe it’s the people behind the business who chose to engage the consumer that will truly be the people behind tomorrow’s successful businesses… and hey, who wants’ to be engaged by a douche bag??

Am I not a douche bag?

Friday, February 12th, 2010