suffering

You can’t spell suffering without ‘U’

One of life’s awful truths is that suffering is inevitable for everyone. Each person you come across is experiencing some form of suffering in some way. Even Buddha, one of the universe’s most equanimous figures, espoused that ‘everything is suffering’. In fact, it’s one of the key teachings of Buddhism. But Buddha also believed that we can lessen our suffering, …

Why Brisbane's Chief Digital Officer Says Business Owners Should Embrace Humanity in an Increasingly Smart World

Why Brisbane’s Chief Digital Officer Says Business Owners Should Embrace Humanity in an Increasingly Smart World

Cat Matson is the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the City of Brisbane. What does that mean exactly? Well, she leads the efforts in the digital transformation of the city as a means of accelerating economic growth and equipping small-to-medium enterprises with the digital skills to boost their business. Apart from her extensive business strategy experience and her mighty personality, …

3 Entrepreneur Myths debunked by a global entrepreneur Daniel Priestley

3 Entrepreneur Myths debunked by a global entrepreneur Daniel Priestley

Entrepreneur myths are so common these days with the designation become the “cool” thing. Today Daniel Priestley is known as a best-selling author, international speaker, and successful entrepreneur. Having built and sold businesses in Australia, Singapore and the UK. But he didn’t become a globally influential business leader overnight. Daniel started out as a dance party manager. As an 18-year-old before …

Ask not what your assistant can do for you but what you can do for your assistant!

In my career I have been the assistant and the person that requires the assistance. I will go on the record as saying that these superstar guys (yup, leave your gender biases at the door) and gals are the backbone of most organisations. So many times I hear, “I’m just an assistant”. Well there is no ‘just’ about it! You …