In an era of “fake news”, the truth is hard to find. It’s also hard to know what’s true and what’s not. People do doubt the veracity of information, and so we are seeing a return to journalism as a credible and trusted source of information. It’s ironical that more than 2500 journalism jobs have been […]

So The Edelman Trust Barometer has once again been published, shining a spotlight on TRUST around the world and here in Australia. Last year’s report (2017) reported the biggest fall ever in trust. Overall this year it’s slipped a notch lower, though with some countries’ trust barometer falling a lot further (e.g. Australia). Volatility brews […]

Each morning we turn the door handle and walk out into a larger world. Turning the door handle can be a moment of adventure, or dread. Of anticipation, or anxiety. Of purpose, or habit. Whatever the moment, what is helpful is to turn the door handle with some sense as to what is the inner […]

H&M is one of the most well-known brands in the world, with global brand consultancy Interbrand ranking it the 23rd best known company worldwide in 2017. They do business “The H&M Way”, and this is their brand commitment and promise: We are a value-driven, customer-focused, creative and responsible fashion company. Fashion, team spirit and constant […]

There are three kinds of relationships you can have with your work: you either have a job, a career, or a calling. Someone who sees his or her work as just a job tends to be stuck in money-making survival mode. Those on the career path get recognised for their achievements, and their indicators of […]

A farmer found an abandoned eagle’s nest and in it was an egg, still warm. He took the egg back to his farm and laid it in the nest of one of his hens. The egg hatched and the baby eagle grew up with the other chickens. It pecked about the farmyard, scrabbling for grain. […]

In his book Good Work, the economic thinker E.F.Schumacher describes the ‘longing for freedom’ that has become so widespread in society today: I don’t want to join the rat race. Not be enslaved by machines, bureaucrats, boredom, ugliness. I don’t want to be a moron, robot, commuter. I don’t want to become a fragment of […]

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