Work with the garage door up

2021

Happy merry 2021! And a reminder to celebrate your successes

Perception management: phone use at meetings and lectures

Wordcloud of 2,174 blog posts

Die in certainty, or thrive in uncertainty?

Visual resume 2008-2021

Four facets of problem-solving

The permission to do less

2020

An ergonomic set-up with two keyboards

Is wealth more perception than reality?

2019

The right job

From annoying Clippy to something quietly useful

Contain and excise anxiety from self-esteem

Visualising Imposter Syndrome anxiety

A mediocre to prefect scale: for websites and life

2018

Your year-in-review story

Enduring works

To live is to design

Two reasons to leave

Enable individuals over systems

Finite f*cks to give

On celebrations

2017

Thank those who go the extra mile, because it probably cost them

Reviewing commitments

Anything is possible

2016

Give as much as you take

The time for grassroots action is now

Post-traumatic growth

The importance of being healthy selfish

The unemployable skillset

2015

Scanners and divers

Pink flamingo legacy

When is good enough is good enough

Making an impact vs overnight fame

Live your dream: a tableau

Lesson from Van Gogh 3

Lesson from Van Gogh 2

Lesson from Van Gogh 1

Minimum Necessary Outcome

Work life balance is not a flatline

Travelling is like a startup business

Action-oriented mindset

Flow from a floor

On travelling

Commitment and happiness

2014

Escaping the status quo

Electronic note taking FTW

Designing for motivation

Balance is across time

The changing nature of my work

Visual résumé; 1990-2014

Permission to tool up

What's your problem?

2013

Blind beliefs

Work is serial monogamy

The wisdom of foolish

Staying hungry

Aging and problem focus

It is never a good time

Complacency

Whole-heartedly; or go home

Making an impact authentically

Purpose Identity Meaningfulness Satisfaction

Self employment eyes wide open

2012

Integrate play-time into your everyday

The more we can see, the less we choose to see

Looking for a HUGE problem

The cost of unthinking beliefs, traditions and superstitions

Fake smiles at work

When is the stress worthwhile?

Ignorant about design

Beliefs about success

“Of the time…”

2011

Money versus other measures of value

Thoughts for a meaningful creative work/life

Growth

Complex richness from simple baselines

Is this a good employee?

Slashies the ultimate multitaskers

Low hanging fruit in a high-stress world

Is balance a myth?

Low standards of experience

If maturity = uniformity, what are the next greenfield industries?

Selling innovation when businesses can’t and don’t want to be innovative

Building a career vs building a life

How not to practise design

Choosing our own life path and fast food

Creating vs replicating your world

2010

“Every new endeavor … is meant to be its own thing”

The developing, the developed and the brave new world to come

“To hell with being a home-owner”

Reflections on travelling: enoughness

A worthy vision

Working to a higher purpose

Money and happiness

What makes work, work?

Two timely thought-provokers on passion

80-20 rule for life FAIL

Shoulds vs wants

The barriers to an innovative life

Two great lifestyle design blogs

Rework

Bartering as a community building endeavour

What Matters Now

Japan day 3

2009

The Story of Stuff

Evolution process of companies

New role for designers

Labour of love requires time

Different kinds of big

World in transition

Blogging temporaily delayed

Happiness as Your Business Model

Ideas are bulletproof and the world needs big ideas

What do you want to be famous for?

Making it to the middle

Lost Generation

Self-censorship and the fear of creativity

The rise of the small

The power of belief

What shape are you?

Lessons from transitions

Existential mulling 1 – Blogging

Imagine a world

Re-imagine

2008

Top 10 Quotes Against Work

The hours are long...

Business and work in Singapore: 10 good things

10 years of notebooks

Living and Working in India

Cattywumpus

2007

Strength

“Giving up” our time

Bell curve of prevailing emotions

What should I do with my life?

Choose

A spoonful of sewage

Being, flow, and not pushing

To laugh often and much

Toiling

Life's meaning

Attention economy - another two articles

Attention, meaning, and the New Economy

True joy of life

Shopping is…

Le Grand Content (a nerd’s philosopy of life?)

The four hour day

Are you a sundial in the shade?

Have you patted the cat?

2006

Be a kid again

Vermillion is dead, long live Vermillion!

The greatest fear

Profit centres and esteem

What Is Your Life’s Work?

Commercial strategy for tomorrow

The Nice Factor Book

Cubicle Commando

Never work when you are desperate

Evangelical fear

Unexpected consequences

One word to open new worlds

Dream house, dream business

Choosing input

Contemplating an egg

Part time work a cynical scam?

Keeping score vs satisfaction

What has your business done for you lately?

Exercise your creativity at the supermarket

Out of the ordinary - right now

Happiness drive

The Big Moo

New beginnings

Working with your “faults”

Butterflies or blowflies?

Your beautiful dream

Wasting the magic

Rush rush rush

2005

“The first pancake is always lumpy.”

Optimism - alive and well!

A slapping for AFR BOSS