How two broken people made the most of a chance meeting

How two broken people made the most of a chance meeting

‘You okay?’

I’d dropped my walking stick. The CRACK sound of my metal stick on the concrete must have been loud. I had earphones in, listening to The Cure, so didn’t notice at first.

‘—yeah,’ I replied, stopping the song so I could make contact with the Good Samaritan a couple of feet away. Reaching down, I managed to grab the stick without falling over.

‘I’m fine.’

If MS had an address, it would be Abbey Road

If MS had an address, it would be Abbey Road

Some diseases will strike loud and hard, like a fist bashing on your front door. Others like mine come in ‘through the bathroom window’, where no-one’s looking.

I’d been in the ‘bathroom’ with my illness for a few years. It was a secret of sorts, only because my wife and I didn’t know quite when to get a confirmation.

How the State of Origin can make you a better person!

How the State of Origin can make you a better person!

Nobody needs a specific reason to watch the annual State of Origin rugby league series. If anything, it’s an obligation for those born in either New South Wales or Queensland.

You are born. Your blood is either Blue or Maroon. You die. Somewhere in between, you watch all three epic matches every year.

But what you may not have appreciated is how much the sporting encounters can actually make you a better person.

Don’t trust the prediction of a psychic croc from Darwin… and other lessons from the Australian election

Don’t trust the prediction of a psychic croc from Darwin… and other lessons from the Australian election

A crocodile called Burt was one big loser from the recent Australia election. But what can we learn from the event besides never to trust a Darwin psychic croc? Writer Paul Gallagher reckons there are lessons that work for all sides of politics.

How Eurovision can make you a better leader

How Eurovision can make you a better leader

If you’re anything like me, mid-May is the time for some serious TV binging—transfixed by a week of outrageous songs, unique costumes, and key changes that almost outnumber wind machines. Forget the projects piling up in your in tray! It’s Eurovision time.

In between viewing and voting for your favourite acts, you may not have noticed some life hacks and principles that will make you a better leader and communicator—just by watching the hilarious, weird and wonderful world that is the annual Eurovision Song Contest.

Well, at least, that’s one reason to tell your CEO why Eurovision is compulsory viewing throughout this week!