Book worth reading: The Seven Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler

The Seven Day Weekend – Ricardo Semler Why are we able to answer emails on Sundays, but unable to go to the movies on Monday afternoons? – Ricardo Semler, the man. End of book.   OK, that’s probably not much of a description, and I guess the point of writing these things is to encourage you […]

Book worth reading: Deep Work by Cal Newport

Deep Work – by Cal Newport. Rules for focused success in a distracted world. I’ve always been distracted. Or I’ve always daydreamed. Or I’ve always been lazy. When it comes to getting things done, those three statements can sometimes look like the same thing. Sometimes I feel like life is an amusement park with too […]

Book worth reading: Grit by Angela Duckworth

Book worth reading: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. Angela Duckworth     Grit: the Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckaworth. “Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.” When I was growing up in Otaki there were kids who seemed smart, and then were kids who […]

Learning to talk – 18 months old

Dear H, You’re 18 months old and pretty much mimicking anything we say, which is stupidly cute – but obviously means me and your mum need to make sure we’re not saying anything we don’t want you repeating on loop at daycare. My Dad had you walking around saying Dropkick in the weekend (rugby reference, hopefully). We talked […]

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