Looking after the 'lucky country'

Looking after the 'lucky country'

I have been visiting a number of the RedBalloon experience suppliers (many of whom are small enterprises)– meeting with them first hand to get a good understanding of how business is tracking and what is going on in their businesses. I’ve discovered unanimously...

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Play it forward – with your team

Play it forward – with your team

This story is simply one of the basic lessons in life – and in business even more so. People have long memories, they move from company to company. Some of the lessons I learned 20 years ago as a young marketer I keep with me today. This story is one I want to share...

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Apparently Mum is recession proof.

Apparently Mum is recession proof.

From time to time the RedBalloon marketing team put a survey out to our customers… We wanted to know more about what people do for their Mums on Mother’s Day. Well apparently people are defying economic uncertainty and pressures to tighten spending,...

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What is more important, talent or drive?

What is more important, talent or drive?

I was recently asked a whole bunch of questions by a journalist…. here is my response. Talent versus drive: As an entrepreneur we face much adversity, in fact, we are like those clown punching bags that you hit which keep bouncing back up. You have to have...

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