First published at Smarter Business Ideas magazine, here.
The world of Olympic-level sport and the realities of running a small business have more similarities than differences according to Australian Olympic swimming coach Laurie Lawrence.
First published by Smarter Business Magazine.
There’s nothing better than a face-to-face conversation. It doesn’t matter if it’s a team project update, a one-on-one with a potential client, or a management meeting – in each case, seeing each other improves the experience and the outcome.
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During the Industrial Revolution, workers staring into the iron maw of machinery that did not fatigue, responded by fighting for the eight-hour day. Underpinned by the belief that quality of life was best maintained by eight hours labour, eight hours rest and eight hours recreation, now the Information Revolution is infiltrating all three.
The internet and its glossy harem of mobile devices give us access to information and entertainment anytime, anyplace. They have delivered a knockout blow to previous ways of life. Those of us cynical of technology’s benefits are considered old-fashioned or – worse – ‘out of the loop’. But constant connectivity is shadowed by health and wellbeing concerns. These include stress, disturbed sleep, less dedicated family time, plummeting concentration skills, weight problems, eroded holidays and burnout. Still, we can’t get enough. Demand for iPhones grew by 230% in Australia last year and globally children spend more time online than ever.
Susan Maushart decided to find out.
G Magazine is here.
Remember all that ‘Y2K bug’ hysteria? Predictions of social collapse; survivalists stockpiling tinned food and water? We may laugh now, but-the fear of worldwide calamity on New Year’s Eve 1999 was real. Founded on a deep- seated concern that we were too reliant on technology, now, 10 years later, we’re even more hooked.