This is a tongue in cheek, simplified explanation of our regressive tax system operating in an environment of increasing government handouts
Many times we have discussions with people about going into business with someone, or bringing someone into an existing business.
It got me thinking about how it is that people go about selecting their business partners.
A couple of weeks ago I went to Queenstown in New Zealand for a week, mainly to celebrate my birthday somewhere different. And what a great place it is.
Lots to do (bungy jumping was a must) and some of the most beautiful scenery.
I watched an inspiring movie last night. "Soul Surfer" is the story of Bethany Hamilton, a girl living in Hawaii, who surfs every day and is an aspiring professional surfer.
At age 13 Bethany looses her left arm in a shark attack.
People who know me know I enjoy my running. Long distance running at that. 10km runs are like a casual stroll, and half marathons are when it starts to get serious.
City 2 Surf is a nice 14km hit out. And I've just started my program to tackle Canberra Marathon (again) in early April 2012.
I recently read someone talking about failure being the secret to success. This interested me and as I thought about it more I was both challenged and encouraged.
Only by trial and error do we push the boundaries and achieve great things in life, and therefore become successful people.
Technology, whether you like it or not, infiltrates and impacts every aspect of our lives.
Smartphones allow us to have the world at our fingertips and to be accessible wherever we are, even at the most inappropriate and inconvenient times. But that doesn't make it a bad thing?