Business & Technology

Small business owners are some of the hardest working and also some of the most stressed people you will meet. They can also be some of the most successful people you know, but also some of the least successful people as well. So, what sets a successful entrepreneur apart from those who don’t make it? Probably… Read More

Show and Tell: How Everybody Can Make Extraordinary Presentations, by Dan Roam, is a very appealing “how-to” book. The format is interesting - a smallish hard cover book in three colours: red, white and back. The effect is stunning and interesting. Roam's premise is that there are three rules to great presentations, First, tell the… Read More

From the author of Moneyball, Michael Lewis, comes a work about Wall Street. Flash Boys makies the swagger of traders on Wolf on Wall Street look thoroughly ancient in a financial world now run by techies, grappling with the murky world of high frequency trading. The idea of high frequency trading (HFT) relies on speed… Read More

I went to a workshop hosted by Aleks Krotoski at last year’s Auckland Writer’s Festival. The talk was on serendipity and I’m a little ashamed to admit that, for most of the workshop, I had no idea what she or the other participants were talking about. In anticipation, however, of the talk I had purchased… Read More

For years, The Power of Focus, by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Les Hewitt, has been providing readers the world over with the tools for change. 2013 saw the release of the 10th anniversary edition of this book, still a must-read for anyone who wants increased productivity, focus, motivation and success, not just in… Read More