lessons from top ceos

What can Small Business learn from Big Business CEOs

Lessons from top CEOs What can Small Business learn from Big Business CEOs? We buy from them, we sell to them, and we can learn from them. We have a symbiotic relationship with big business – we are all part of the same eco-system and we need each other. But is life in big business […]

Creativity, agility and execution all require strategy

Strategy, ideation, creativity, agility all these words are critical to the success of the business growth and even living a successful life. Nothing stays the same – change at every level is inevitible. In this series of posts I talk about the strategies and ideas that I came up with the stay relevant and ultimately […]

Five habits for creating long-term happiness.

#TBT – Over a ‘lunch n learn’ session with the Redii team on Tuesday we re-watched Shawn Achor’s TEDx talk, and it reminded us all on what is important in this life.  I’m off to buy the team a gratitude journal each, and I encourage you to read on and ‘re-set the compass’. Shawn Achor […]

10 ways to be brave enough to ‘Seize the Day’

It is one thing to say ‘Seize the Day’ – but it is another to actually do it. I (probably like most other people) if I am really faced with a challenge then I want to hide under the bed covers and ‘hope’ it will go away and all of a sudden life will get […]

3 lessons learnt from a Guinness World Record attempt

For me this season is about laughter, fun and getting together with loved one’s. It can be challenging to keep positive and focus on all the good in the world when there is much pain and suffering in other places. In the spirit of Christmas the team at RedBalloon decided to do something completely fun, colourful and […]

Naomi Simson travel

What new thing did you do today?

Life is too short to miss out on new experiences; routine can be wonderful but new things stimulate our creativity, conversation and the richness of life.  What have you got on your ‘one day some day maybe’ list?… What is it that you have always wanted to do but have delayed because it is too […]

The Happy CEO

I have said many times before (including in dedication in my book) ‘thank you to all the past, present and future RedBallooners’. Each play their role in delivering good times to 1000’s of Australians and New Zealander’s every week. Today however marked the end of an era with Kristie Caddick (nee Buchanan) leaving RedBalloon after […]

Two buddies on the way to work

I was back in the office today after taking a few weeks off to celebrate Christmas and New Year and I could not resist taking this quick video of the ‘boys’ coming to work. Dexter as Head of Security at RedBalloon has an apprentice – known as Charlie Bear – for obvious reasons… Dexter is […]

Goldfish don’t have smartphones

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, at the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the average attention span of a human being has dropped from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds in 2013. A goldfish has the attention span of 9 seconds. The big question is what can you do to arrest this. […]