Happy New Year! It's now 2018 and I've just returned from an amazing month in Australia and New Zealand visiting family and friends. Now that I'm back to reality and "real life" where I live in The Hague, The Netherlands, I've been using this great new energy of the new year to get myself organised. … Continue reading What is bullet journaling?
I lead a pretty exciting and crazy life. I am a Dutch Australian, working part time as a marketing communications lecturer at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. I am also studying there part time towards a Masters in International Communication Management. I've run my own business, Zestee, for 7 years now and though I now … Continue reading My favourite productivity apps
This is one of my favourite business tools. I wrote about it sometime ago on another website of mine here: http://professionalparentsnetwork.org/create-easy-effective-business-plan-busy-professional-parents/ This was something I was using with Professional Parents - those who balance family and work - and found it perfect for small business. However I've since learnt that even very large organisations - … Continue reading One page business plan: The Business Model Canvas
A series first broadcast by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) in 2008 and ran for four seasons until 2011. The Gruen Transfer celebrates the brilliance of advertising, questions the ethics and overall gives an entertaining but educational insight into the industry. Unfortunately, if you're outside Australia, you're not able to view current episodes online, but the good news … Continue reading The Gruen Transfer – a fun way to learn more about advertising
I don't often read novels. Mostly on this website, you'll read business book reviews . However when Kristin Anderson first told me a little about her upcoming debut novel, Green, at Connecting Women (a networking group we both attend) in The Hague, The Netherlands, describing it as an "eco-romance", I knew I wanted to read it. After that … Continue reading Book Review: Green by Kristin Anderson
Comedian Dave Gorman shares "the exhilarating story of one man, a search engine, and some of the strangest people in the world" in this 2004 book, Googlewhack Adventure. It wasn't until earlier this year (2013) that I picked this up and until then, had never heard of the term "Googlewhack" - have you? As a … Continue reading Book review: Googlewhack Adventure
I came across I am Gr8ful through a friend who was part of the team. You can watch a number of videos for free at their website http://iamgr8ful.com There are animated e-books that you can customise and personalise and an App for iPhones and iPads. Of the products, my favourite so far are the books.
Just before Christmas I bought a new Mac. After years of lusting after that little bright shiny apple glowing in a silver laptop screen, I became a proud owner...then got really frustrated! Yes, it's "intuitive" but when you make the move from one operating system to another, you suddenly realise how much you knew how … Continue reading Resources to make the transition from PC to Mac a little smoother