Feeling sad today

My lovely daughter Kate has just left Australia to live permanently in England. Moving from Melbourne which is rated as the 2nd most livable city in the world (after Vancouver) to live near London, rated 53rd in the world. And it’s partly my fault she’s gone because I gave her the wanderlust ( and a […]

A talk with Joe Robson

Farewell Joe Robson I was so sad to find that my old mate Joe (famous for his newbieclub site, and his ‘Make Your Words Sell’ book) had passed away after a long illness. This is one of the few videos of Joe known to exist. And rather than a smooth, slick interview type video, this […]

From a hospital bed

Six months ago after developing a rash and a fever which doctors initially thought was Dengue Fever, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, I was rushed into hospital and after a week of being tested for over a hundred different viruses, I was diagnosed with a very rare auto immune illness (affecting just five in a […]

From my hospital bed – long, rambling version

Six months ago after developing a rash and a fever which doctors initially thought was Dengue Fever, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, I was rushed into hospital and after a week of being tested for over a hundred different viruses, I was diagnosed with a very rare auto immune illness (affecting just five in a […]

Dermatomyositis

Six months ago after developing a rash and a fever which doctors initially thought was Dengue Fever, a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, I was rushed into hospital and after a week of being tested for over a hundred different viruses, I was diagnosed with a very rare auto immune illness (affecting just five in a […]

The boy who got angry with Google

Something amused me yesterday. A teacher was telling me about a 7 year old boy in his class who got angry with Google. The teacher was sitting with the boy helping him research something for the project the boy was working on, and they were using Google to search but having trouble finding the exact […]

nothing comes easy

Read this in a column in The Independent, a UK newspaper a couple of days ago: ———- “Most things in life aren’t about talent, they’re about skill. Everybody starts out bad at stuff and most people stay that way, but you don’t have to. The only thing that stops you getting better at something is […]

Think Backwards

I know this is not original thinking. It’s been said, in one form or another, many times before, but here’s a really simple success tip: Start with the end in mind and work backwards. Know exactly what you want your new project or site to look like. Know exactly what you want to achieve from […]