img_5402

Blown away by China – again

This past week I was fortunate to join other Kiwi entrepreneurs and business peeps on a state-level delegation to Beijing and Shenzhen, China. We visited innovation and tech hubs, medical and nuclear plants, attended a BioTech summit and had one too …


the-future-of-you_entry_14-37-35

Using VR to help our kids find the right career

Recently I’ve worked with VR and AR specialists M Theory to create a story for the world’s first virtual reality experience to help prospective university students choose their course of study. Quite a mouthful, but here’s the blurb. ‘The Future of …


Proof Steven Spielberg’s name suits him so well

I’ve been reading Steven Spielberg: A Biography. Talk about 10,000 hours. He started making films at 10. And here’s why his names suits him so well: ‘The original roots of the Spielberg family may have been in Austria/Hungary, where some …




Fascinating word counts from your fav books

Harry Potter Philosopher’s Stone – 77,325 Chamber of Secrets – 84,799 Prisoner of Azkaban – 106,821 Goblet of Fire – 190,858 Order of the Phoenix – 257,154 Half Blood Prince – 169,441 Deathly Hallows – 198,227 Lord of the Rings …


facebook-exchange-thumbs-down-hed-2016

Screw you, Facebook – I got sh*t to do

I don’t have shares in Stayfocusd but I wish I did. It’s a Chrome app. Here’s how they sell it. ‘StayFocusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites.’ I downloaded it …



Conversations from the Brown Household

As a writer, I keep all sorts of notes in all sorts of little black books. Thinking being, these notes might come in handy for a book one day. Months later when I find these notes I have to wonder …


shane-warne-hd-wallpaper-smooking

Where is the Shane Warne of Women’s Cricket?

Women’s cricket needs a need a villain, a cheat, someone to hate (preferably not from these shores). In my latest article for Newsroom I interview Anna Peterson from the White Ferns. While we’re on the topic of cricket, here’s an article …


next page