My Father Rocks

19 years ago at the age of 50, my old man was diagnosed with MS. Since then he’s reinvented himself as an artist and specializes in hand-painted rocks. I spoke yesterday to Radio Live about his inspiring journey. You can …


The book written by 4.5 million people

My publisher sent me a bottle of plonk to celebrate the launch of my new book today. I’m very grateful. I’ll make a dent in it later, maybe sooner. This new version of ‘Kiwi Speak’ is upsized and updated. The …


Kiwi Speak out Feb 26th. Sweet As!

Orrgh, ace buzz! Who knew this book would survive two Rugby World Cups and be celebrated ten years later with an upsized, updated edition. Might have a hoon on my durrie to celebrate. At the blue light disco. Tumeke! Before …


Blown away by China – again

This past week I was fortunate to join other Kiwi entrepreneurs and business peeps on a state-level delegation to Beijing and Shenzhen, China. We visited innovation and tech hubs, medical and nuclear plants, attended a BioTech summit and had one too …


Using VR to help our kids find the right career

Recently I’ve worked with VR and AR specialists M Theory to create a story for the world’s first virtual reality experience to help prospective university students choose their course of study. Quite a mouthful, but here’s the blurb. ‘The Future of …


Proof Steven Spielberg’s name suits him so well

I’ve been reading Steven Spielberg: A Biography. Talk about 10,000 hours. He started making films at 10. And here’s why his names suits him so well: ‘The original roots of the Spielberg family may have been in Austria/Hungary, where some …




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