Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Who is the smartest guy on the planet?

If you Google The smartest guyJohn Wieber holds #1 search position. John is a close friend of mine that I had the pleasure of meeting 7 years ago in the USA. I don’t know if he is the smartest guy on the planet however I do know that he is one of the smartest I have ever met.

The smartest Guy #1 position is an unofficial competition amongst online entrepreneurs, SEO gurus, and search experts. I have heard different speakers over the years claim the mantle and I was with John at an event in New Orleans a few years back when he proclaimed, “I can do that!” A few months later a client challenged him. I checked about 2 weeks ago and he achieved the #1 position.

Congratulations John!

BTW: if you would like to talk with John, I am happy to introduce you….

Survey Winners & Save the Date

Congratulations to our winners that completed our survey for PeSA 2010. We are pleased to announce Chris Peart won a 6month eBay Anchor store subscription to the (value: $3,000) & Cassie Bird from a 3month subscription (value: $1500). A big thanks to our event sponsors eBay Australia and our survey respondents.

SAVE THE DATE: The next PeSA Summit July 28th & 29th 2011. Venue announced soon.

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Cleansing Rainbow Gang?

This is truly cleansing time for Australia as light is shined on independents and greens. I believe that the Labor/Green/independents alliance can never survive 3 years due to the fragile nature of the balance and the likely hood of a sickness or death (of a member) or some sandal that forces a by-election.

A light will now shine into the corners of the political landscape to the vocal minorities of green & independents. They have avoided the light due to the dominance two party system. They have cherished the day to bask in the light and they will soon be living by the “be careful what you wish for” rule.

This will prove to be a challenging time for Green & independents.

I am in favor of using this time to achieve parliamentary reform; a true independent speaker of the House is a good start and more relevance during question time (Hard task to achieve).

We are going to swallow some horrible policy over the next term however it is a great opportunity to enact change to parliament procedure at the same time.

When the house is burning it’s a good idea to try and save the furniture.

To be optimistic, every negative has a potential silver lining.

One thing is for sure, Robert Oakeshott is in for a tuff time and it will only be a matter of time before you witness him crying.

Is this the change we have to have?