The price of loyalty

In my case, $6.95 per month. And the increase of my home broadband from 1,500Kb/sec to 20,000Kb/sec. THAT’s worth alot more to me. The saving of $6.95 per month was just a bonus. I’ve been a home broadband user since 2000, when I first signed up to Primus Telecoms with a very humble 256Kb/sec ADSL1…

Steve Jobs: 1955 to 2011

Steve Jobs passed away earlier today, succumbing to that bitch: Cancer. Twitter has been going off tap, exploding in reportedly the heaviest load since it launched, causing the site to experience outages. News and tributes are flowing in from around the world. This is a quick snapshot of the sites I visit regularly and how…

Bike Helmet: The case for wearing one

My wife noted this morning that it was 3 years ago today that I came off my bike and knocked my head. That’s really downplaying the seriousness of the accident – I’m lucky I wasn’t killed or turned into a paraplegic/quadriplegic. To paint the picture – I have decent bike equipment. I really like mountain…

History on a website, for your business

Maybe it’s because I have a products & procurement background, but I always look for a companies history, irrespective of context, as part of my assessment criteria when selecting a new service, partner, supplier or pitch target. A products business means that you are focused around reliability, minimising warranty claims and delivering value for money…

AMI Marketing Week “Coming Together” 2011

A few months back I met an Australian Marketing Institute (AMI) Board Member for the South Australian Chapter of the Organisation, who after a variety of discussions, invited me to speak at (his words) “a little conference we’re organising”. Last week, after his inital invitation, I was priviledged enough to actually follow through and spoke…