Flock hither, experts for the day
I hate big political news stories. Every Tom, Dick and Harry, who normally wouldn’t hold a single political view other than ‘don’t raise taxes’, suddenly becomes an expert. I reckon horse racing followers must feel the same way on Melbourne Cup Day. So the electorate was engaged in politics for five days. Great. Watch them disengage in an instance now this farce is over....
Kevin Rudd is gone. Played the high risk game and I expect he will fall hard. The lesson? Relationships are everything. You don’t get anywhere on your own. Common sense, I know. For a bloke as smart as Rudd, it’s staggering that he doesn’t get this.
On the front foot →
If I was Kevin Rudd right now I’d probably be pissed off beyond all belief about the Happy Little Vegemite youtube release. Although it was inevitable something was coming, you wouldn’t expect to be ambushed with a bunch of out-takes from a video shot months ago. Nonetheless, you have to assess the lie of the land and get on with it. If I were advising Kevin right now, I’d tell...
Yearning for a fair contest
If our national debate was a football match I reckon you’d be outraged. Everyone expects the home team will get a few more free kicks but I think most of us hope that the umpires help contribute to a fair fairer contest. I have to admit to a very nerdy guilty pleasure of mine. I have a morning ritual in the office. When I get to work I grab all the papers and spread them out on my desk to...
Mining mogul to become media magnate
Oh wait, I think I have the terms mixed up in my headline. It should be the other way around right? I’m not sure why it matters. A mogul and a magnate are broadly the same thing. Both terms are used to describe people with large fortunes. Both denote power and influence. Regardless, we know these terms to be industry specific. I’ll stick to the preferred terms from now on because...