Category Archives: Language

Brands in Trauma: Oscars 2022

I won’t chastise the Academy award winner for casting himself as the lead antagonist during a mediated performance by a peer, for I am reminded of Ekhardt Tolle’s concept of pain-body. That being said, I think it is important to remember that trauma is cyclical and Entertainment brands – individual and organisational, have a responsibility to manage their performances in the workplace, because when they don’t someone is assaulted.

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Why Generation Next Must Be Nurtured

Tonight, I had the privilege of watching a young woman of The Women’s College within The University of Sydney bring the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall to rapturous applause and laughter. With nothing more than astute insight and articulate delivery, 19 year old Nicola kicked off question time at Anne Summers Conversations with aplomb. And I wasn’t the only Women’s

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Thrive or Survive?

If the aim of life is self-development (Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray) then language, behaviour and knowledge are key. Thoughts = Reality If you want to live in joy, you have to make the decision to. Equity for All If you value equality, you have to practice and promote it. Conversely, if you label things and people because

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It’s Crass, It’s Controversial and Nothing Short of Brilliant

Don’t like it? Turn it off. Interested in the topic, but offended by the tone and colourful language? Deal with it. Domineering is one way to describe the epidemic of women wanting it all. Which makes me ponder… have we inadvertedly abused the good work of those before us? By wanting our cake and eating it as well, have we

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Social Tech and Pro Sports: When Fans Turn Ugly

Social Technology enables access: to the good and the down right ugly of fandom. A friend, who is new to the Twitterverse sent a copy of this tweet to me today via email, with his proposed Twitter response… Thanks for your support man! #classy RT @YOUNGSTOWN4LI4E .@Mark_Sanchez F*** YOU HOPE YOU TEAR YOUR ACL ON FRIDAY — Mark Sanchez (@Mark_Sanchez)

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Age has nothing to do with it

A former colleague of mine sent me this clip today. It’s from the UN Climate conference in Rio in 1992, yet it’s message still resonates today. How far have we come really? How much of what she raises remains a concern in the present day? We place ourselves at the top of the food-chain. I guess that’s our inherent arrogance,

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