I despise Masterchef. Phew, it's good to say that publicly. I hate it not because it is bad television - that's a matter of taste - but because each week more than 1.5 million Australians watch people they don't really care…

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In advertising there’s a thing called a ‘torture test’ where you take a product’s most important feature – it’s ‘unique selling proposition’ - and demonstrate it to the nth degree. SUVs drive up mountains, the Duracell bunny climbs sheer cliffs,…

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Without blowing too much smoke up my own patootie, I'm pretty please with this article in the Herald today on loving your work. Click on the image to see a pdf open up in your browser, hope you get something…

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Thanks to our evolution, and our physiology, there's no way to avoid that big burst of adrenaline yo get when you try something different. But you can change how you interpret it. The first thing to do is change how…

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As you'll know by now I don't use this thing to promote stuff very often, so when I do you'll appreciate that it's got to be really good (or have some enormous financial windfall to me.) I'm going to do…

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I can't stop grinning, read on. Here is Al Callaghan's page from my Mumhood book. And here's the email I got from Al earlier. Hi Marty I got my very specially signed book today - THANK YOU. As you know we…

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I'm the type of self-important tosser who refuses to buy flowers for my wife on Valentine's Day, but will leap in the front door a week before, or a week after, just to show that "I won't be told when…

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Firstly let me apologise for such a long break. I had this bloke working on my blog and website who said "It'll be ready in a fortnight". And he kept saying it for about two months. Anyhoo, it's all up…

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Hi All, In the fine tradition of What I Wish I Knew, my wonderful missus, Allie, gave me this fantastic card for my birthday today. (43, you cheeky thing for even asking!) On the inside it said "Thanks goodness we…

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I've finished my interviews for the Cancer book now, and there are some heavy and yet wonderful chats are 'in the can.' (That can't be the right expression, but there you go.) Talking with these amazing people has led me…

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