History Falls on Deaf Ears Again
8 years ago almost to the week, I was in Moscow with 7000 other entrepreneurs attending the Global Entrepreneurship Congress. The event was cohosted by Global Entrepreneurship Week, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Moscow City Government. I was there is my capacity as co-Founder of Start Up Australia, an entrepreneurship organisation that was part…Read More
Where is our 20/20 Vision At Now?
It is six months into our annus horribilis and we are holding our breaths for what comes next. To be frank, we did not enter 2020 well. Australia was on fire and the spotlight was firmly on climate change. Over in the East, a mysterious virus was starting to fester in Wuhan. And in the…Read More
Coming of Age and The Joshua Tree
January 1989. I boarded a Greyhound Coach on my own for a 12-hour trip up the coast to Lismore, a country town in Australia, to spend a week of my summer break with my friend, Sarah. I was 14. Sarah, the daughter of my tennis coach, would come down to visit her dad during school holidays.…Read More
The year the internet broke us
Technology got the better of us this year. We were not prepared for the speed with which new apps were introduced. Before we could really grasp all this new technology, it had consumed us in addiction. We looked down and we did not look up. If we had looked up, we would seen the pain, destruction…Read More
Forty Things I am Going to Do in my 40s
Forty Things I am Going to Do in my 40s. A guide to creating your MaximaLIST. My 2015 was a year of two parts. The first half of the year was consumed by fear, self loathing and doubt as I approached the big 4-0. However, as you well know, my faithful readers, I had a major…Read More
Bhutan: Weaving Rainbows in the Himalayas
Bhutan: Weaving Rainbows in the Himalayas It is amazing how the Universe delivers you messages once you decide to open yourself up to new experiences. Two months ago, I went to Hong Kong. A girlfriend of mine accompanied me for the first few days of the trip. We have a shared interest in social entrepreneurship, travel and eating good…Read More
Sunset For the Soul: Escaping The Haze.
Sunset For the Soul: Escaping The Haze. I have always been the type of person who needs to see blue sky and feel the sun on my skin to feel energised and happy. I am solar powered. Can anyone else relate to this? Singapore is consistently warm. Night and day. Same Same. It was one…Read More
Jeunesse: I need to RAVE about it!
I look 10 years younger thanks to Jeunesse. In December 2015 a friend from Australia called me to tell me about a new skincare range. She told me that it was so transformative, that she knew I’d want to know all about it. It’s called Jeunesse (French for “youth”) and it is the closest thing science has come understanding anti-ageing…Read More