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Category Archives: Business

Better Safe Than Sorry

The news that the vaccine timetable for those in Group 4 – most of the New Zealand population – has slipped from July to the ‘end of July’ is concerning enough on its own. But now we also see that there is a small outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Melbourne, which authorities are scrambling to […]

[SOLUTION] If you’ve tried to order my paperback book from Amazon and you’ve been told its not available, here’s why

If you’ve ordered my paperback book from Amazon, especially in the UK and have been told it’s out of stock, I can only apologise. To be honest, I’m bewildered, confused and more than a little annoyed. I suspect this is a combination of incompetence on the part of IngramSpark (who is my printer and supplier […]

Low Risk Does Not Mean No Risk: This is the Comms Challenge Now

Low risk doesn’t mean no risk.  This is the coronavirus comms challenge now.  Anger directed against what is essentially a highly mobile, adaptive and close to inanimate object whose sole purpose of being is to replicate itself quickly and widely doesn’t really make sense.  So we direct our ire towards the unwitting hosts of the […]

Cover Story for The Business Influencer Magazine

Really pleased to be featured as a cover story in the new issue of The Business Influencer magazine in the UK: “Lessons from New Zealand for the World.” “Most people have been looking for a clean break from the trials of 2020. The advent of safe and approved vaccines have given many hope that the […]

Do Vaccines Mean Opening up New Zealand’s Borders?

Opening up the borders to New Zealand isn’t going to happen any time soon. Other countries are actually tightening their border restrictions, and new variants of the virus are proving challenging to some of the vaccines that have been developed so far. It’s clear that what we are looking at a messier adaptation to a […]

MC’ing NOTION_fwd event on Feb 25 / 26 in Auckland

This is EXCITING I’ll be MC’ing a very special hybrid LIVE conference on 25-26 February, showcasing the NOTION-fwd platform, designed to provide a place to meet, engage and mobilise in order to redefine the role of building and housing in today’s New Zealand. I’ve seen the speaker list and the schedule and design of the […]

Covid-19 case in Northland – Keep using the QR code

The investigations into a case in Northland is likely to cause concern and spark anxiety and / or worry for many people. It’s probably going to be a couple of days before authorities gather enough information to make firm decisions about what meaningful action to take next. In trying to figure out what you can do […]

Talking about Steady on the RunRunLive! Podcast – Out Now

A few years ago, I was a regular contributor to the long-running RunRunLive! podcast, run by Chris Russell over in Massachusetts in the USA. This was back in the day when I was running marathons and ultra-marathons. That all stopped with Daia (who is now 3) came along, with my last big even being the […]

Steady review: “Dare I say, it is a masterclass in science communication…”

“This book is like a pocket pandemic/disaster psychologist” Yesterday, I was amazed and very thankful to receive a review from Dr Johnrev Guilaran, Assist. Prof. of Psychology, University of the Philippines Visayas. He is a fellow clinical psychologist, working in the realm of disaster psychology, and he obtained his Ph.D. here in New Zealand at […]

4 Day eBook Pre-Order Sale on Amazon for my New Book – Steady STARTS NOW

For the next 4 days, my eBook will be discounted to US$2.99 on Amazon globally on pre-order. That’s over 60% off With the UK in lockdown, and the virus continuing to spread rapidly globally, we are not through this pandemic yet.  We know that looking after our mental health is important not only in crisis, […]