Sticki Wicki

I have just started a Wiki (well a few really). Who'd have thought? I have a feeling that creating collaborative tools is going to have an enormous impact on the way we do business (or even simply explore ideas). I love the idea that 'none of us is as smart as all of us'.

So the first is here. KiwiBrands. I have only put up one page. If you are interested in becoming a contributor or editor - contact me.

I was supposed to be going to a master's seminar about writing research proposals this morning, but I have so much work to do this weekend that I'm skipping it. And I want to make time to check out Red Square - the free space for performance at the Auckland 07 festival. I have always wanted to go to the Speigeltent (see picture above), assumed it would always be packed out, but hey...if you don't go, you don't know.

Listened (again) to an interview between the planners Jon (Perfect Pitch) Steel and Russell Davies. I heard something that I had missed before, a remark about Mikael Barishnikov's dance teacher. Apparently he had but two pieces of advice for the young dancer:

1) Don't fall down.
2) Get up.

The painter Jane Puckey showed me a work she has just finished the other day. Jane paints iconic New Zealand plants and landscapes. She is self taught. I was looking through her photographic record of her works since she began (2002?, must check that). It was nice back then. Now it stunningly accomplished. I am going to have to save up to buy something. In the meantime I can enjoy her work in her annual calendar.


  1. In the spirit of the collaborative approach you were talking about, I thought I should point out that the pic with this post bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to the famous Speigeltent.

    Unless of course it's one of those new fangled Chameleon Speigeltents, which mysteriously alter their appearance to blend into the landscape.


  2. Would love to help out, David.

  3. Stan, you are quite right. I have ammended the post. Thanks for the heads up.


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