Posts Tagged ‘Australia’

In seven flying hours, I’ll be landing in Hong Kong.

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

Well, Kuala Lumpur actually. This will be the third time I’ve hit K.L in as many months (I think). I’m getting to like the Malay capital quite a bit and I’m becoming familiar enough with the layout to feel comfortable. It’s a cool place, but it’s only a brief layover for the evening before I continue on my way tomorrow to the motherland.

In the quest to further one’s knowledge, today I leave my country of Australia for the sunny shores of the United Kingdom to undertake a full time MBA programme at a pretty well respected University. Ongoing professional development is a part of most business peoples lives, but to completely remove yourself from the working world to become a full time student for an extended period of time is a massive commitment. The question I now propose is “Do you really need a formal education to be successful”? I’m firmly based in the “No” team, which should firmly demonstrate why I am a hypocrite. So why would I do what I’m doing??

That’s easy… It’s the desire for more. More knowledge, more growth, more challenges and more opportunities. Any business professional who doesn’t possess these desires to further themselves is either preparing for retirement, or a fool. I see the latter all the time. With no real desire to do much more with their minimum 8 hours per day than shovel shit while wearing a suit, they are content to collect the pay cheque on Friday afternoon and return on Monday to do it all again. What a waste. Like it or not, business people are some of the most influential people on earth, but only very few will continuously embrace that influence and doing something good with it. If YOU had the opportunity to master your craft and use your new skills to actually make a difference, would you take it? For me, this is that opportunity.

Now if you will excuse me, I’m off to the airport.

Voting doesn’t work.

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

An accurate account of the 2010 Australian Federal Election.

Say the right things when electioneering.

Friday, August 20th, 2010

The Australian federal election is tomorrow. In a not-so-bizarre twist, Uncle Tony’s gone loopy(er).

No Voter is safe!!

Tomorrow, don’t vote Labor just because they have a female leader. Don’t vote Coalition just because Tony fills out a pair of Speedos quite strikingly. Don’t vote Green just because of this guy’s hat. For god’s sake, use your brain and make your own informed decision. As long as you do this, I won’t lecture you. And most importantly, don’t forget to buy your obligatory Sausage & Bread on the way out and show your support for the Dolphins Under 13 Netball Team.

While we’re on the subject of politics, Wyclef Jean has been scratched as a candidate for the upcoming Haitian presidential elections. Therefore, I now encourage you to join me in endorsing my main man, Basil Marceaux as the next governor of Tennessee…

At least Marceaux can say what he stands for in under 60 seconds, which is a hell of a lot more than I can say for Julz or Tone. Can you imagine either of the two leaders looking down the barrel of a camera and telling the Australian public in under a minute what they are going to do if elected?

Me neither.