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And then there were two ... Super Rugby Final 2014: Just don't tell me I should support the Waratahs!

After the predicted became reality last night and it was confirmed that the Waratahs would host the Crusaders in the Super Rugby final for 2014 an interesting, and not unusual, phenomenon started, both in my text messages and social media timeline: a call to arms that I, as an Australian, should support the Waratahs, as of right, in next weeks final. 313 more words

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Communication and the immediacy expectation: is patience the only answer?

The advent of the internet and, by extension, smart phones has seen the way we communicate become quicker and quicker. Everyone has, it would seem, as a minimum, a phone which they can receive a SMS message. 652 more words

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“Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.” ~Charles Kettering

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Super Rugby 2014: Semi Final Predictions

And then there were 4 and they are the best four teams in the competition this year. Here is my preview for this weekend’s Super Rugby semi finals: … 18 more words

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“Make each day your masterpiece.” ~John Wooden

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5 Keys to People Management

I have spent the last 15 years in of my life working in professional services and thus have been managed by more senior people to me since that time.   489 more words

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“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.” ~Helen Keller

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