Brand New ** and brand you A constant battle when we were ‘working for the man' or part of the #BigLaw ‘machine' was whether we were ‘on brand’. While obviously unsettling for the money men, the reality is that if you encourage all team members to embrace ‘brand you’ around (in Simon Sinek’s language) the same ‘why’, everyone will be on brand without the need for any policies, committees or self-appointed thought police.
One Vision? ** 3 questions for today’s almost Friday post: 1. How amazing is the tech that allows wifi access while on an airflight? 2. Does anyone else think it slightly weird that before accessing, there is a ‘vision impaired’ click through in font no bigger than anything else on the screen? 3. Is this broken?
Its finally happened** - Daylight Saving time goes live in Queensland Excited to see in the news feed overnight that for the next week Queensland will be trialling Daylight Saving time – long overdue. Hopefully Queenslanders will not be caught up in propaganda funded by anti-daylight saving lobby groups such as the video in my post today. This kind of content is deliberately designed to scare and unhelpful. Interesting to note that if the trial this week is successful, Queensland will have daylight saving time from April to September each year (to reduce the chance of any confusion by always being one hour different to the rest of the Eastern Seaboard).
Pac Man Fever** and #responsibleparenting Like any responsible parent, I have tried to invest heavily in activities that will instil the right skills and qualities in my kids. Hence the investment a few years ago in a coffee table space invaders machine with over 50 of the most important arcade games ever, including Pac Man. Now, thanks to this investment, even my eight-year-old daughter can comprehensively beat me no matter which arcade game I choose. It was therefore mildly concerning on a recent visit to an RSL club that the Pac Man brand is now in fact a poker machine. Fully appreciate it has been many years since I have checked out an RSL (my being there was for a speaking gig - whoever said my speaking career wouldn’t take off) however seriously – how long has this been going on?
The greatest ** scene in the greatest Australian documentary For the almost Friday post today, this week I ran in an intense negotiation the ‘go to’ fundamental legal doctrine of ‘The Vibe’ – with great success. While others may disagree, the High Court scene from The Castle where the applicant's lawyer Dennis Denuto does the phrase ‘it's the constitution, it's Mabo, it's justice, it's law, it's the vibe and aah no that's it, it's the vibe (I rest my case)’ is arguably the high point for lawyers in modern popular culture. What is perhaps more impressive is that a completely fictional decision has allegedly been in turn name checked in subsequent decision in real life, not just by me when in a tight situation .... ** For the trainspotters, the title of today’s post is riffed from another (developing) iconic Australian, Sia.
The KISS version (ie: I wanna charge time all night; and ev-e-ry day) ** This week’s almost Friday post: a shout out to the KISS Army in the countdown to the last ever KISS tour (pending any Johnny Farnham style technicality argument that the last tour is not in fact the last tour). And: the simplified version of the recently released View time billing flowchart for your viewing pleasure and discussion.
And the inspiration for kid #3’s artwork