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A Fog of Uncertainty

A Fog of Uncertainty

As we all try to cope with this unprecedented and unexpected lockdown experience the question of ‘when can we get back to normal?’ is never far from our minds. What do we have to do to escape this enforced restriction placed on us? Which of the multitude of...
Amsterdam – City of Contrasts

Amsterdam – City of Contrasts

I really enjoy visiting Amsterdam, it is an intriguing city, full of contrasts. There’s the old-fashioned, picture-perfect gabled painted houses harking back to the age of Vermeer, flanking the patchwork quilt of canal-bordered islands. Another characteristic of...
Breakfast at New Horizon

Breakfast at New Horizon

New Horizon Youth Centre Before you accuse me of losing my place-making marbles there is a poignant link. One of the many themes running through Truman Capote’s novel and the eponymous film is primarily the main characters’ need for security and safety. Another one is...
Letter to the edge #3 – the wood from the trees

Letter to the edge #3 – the wood from the trees

Reflecting on the insights gleaned from my participation in the recent Smart Working Summit reminded me of the great session we had together in Melbourne last June. Although separated by 10,000+ miles its remarkable how many similarities exists when it comes to...
Postcard from the Edge #8 – A thriving Antipodean Interpolis?

Postcard from the Edge #8 – A thriving Antipodean Interpolis?

Touring Medibank Place the new home of Australia’s leading health insurer left me more than stunned! One cannot help but be taken by the architecture, the natural daylighting and the vibrancy of the colour scheme. However, this is not just a glitzy interior design as...
Postcard from the edge #3 – Auckland

Postcard from the edge #3 – Auckland

                  Arrived into Auckland airport still jet lagged and it didn’t feel like I had ‘hopped over the ditch’ Little did I know that this fleeting visit to the city of sails would turn out to be very interesting...