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Instagram in Real Life – by Natalie Tran

 19th September 2014 by gihan

I always like Natalie Tran’s wry sense of humour, and this time she applies it to Instagram:

On a more serious note, Natalie Tran hosts one of Australia’s most popular YouTube channels. Every time she uploads a video, she gets at least half More ...

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Pitch Anything – by Oren Klaff

 5th September 2014 by gihan

Pitch Anything

This book is about how to pitch an idea, product, service, or other message in a compelling, assertive way.

That’s a fairly bland description that doesn’t do justice to this book. Oren Klaff describes and explains his six-step pitching More ...

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The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, by Chris Brogan

 8th August 2014 by gihan

The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth

Chris Brogan’s latest book is a call to action for people who want to turn their back on the idea of working in a traditional job and launch their own business. It addresses one of the biggest challenges of the new business owner: suddenly More ...

Ideas With Legs, by Nils Vesk

 25th July 2014 by gihan

Ideas With Legs

There are many books about business innovation, but few are as practical as this, which helps you take an idea all the way from something abstract in somebody’s head into the practical implementation in your organisation.

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Tick Tock – by Kim Mason

 11th July 2014 by gihan


This is a little gem of a book about time management for home office workers, written by somebody who is speaking from practical experience.

Kim Mason is an independent travel agent working under the TravelManagers banner, and she is one of 400+ More ...

Education Reimagined – with Sal Khan of the Khan Academy

 20th June 2014 by gihan

Sal Khan, founder and executive director of Khan Academy, is dedicated to providing world-class education free to the world. They can’t do this through the traditional classroom environment, so they are doing it with online learning. The Khan More ...

Nikki and Gihan’s Excellent Adventure

 9th June 2014 by gihan

I’ve recently returned from a wonderful two-week holiday to Europe. We spent most of our time in Paris and Florence, but also had a couple of side trips to Lucca and Siena.

Here’s a photo album with highlights:

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TED Talks Storytelling – by Akash Karia

 6th June 2014 by gihan

TED Talks Storytelling: 23 Storytelling Techniques from the Best TED Talks

This brief but value-packed book, drawing inspiration from the famous TED Talks, is all about using storytelling in your presentations. It’s ideal if you would like to learn more about bringing your presentations to life through stories.

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Ready, Set … Go, by Julie Meek

 25th April 2014 by gihan

In this book, Julie shares ideas about health and peak performance, all beautifully laid out and delivered in small, easily digestible chunks.

I enjoyed reading this book because it cleverly combines different ways of delivering messages about More ...

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Hooked – by Gabrielle Dolan and Yamini Naidu

 31st January 2014 by gihan


The business world is catching on to something we have all known from a young age: There’s nothing like a good story to attract interest, share a message, make a point, and stay in the listener’s mind. In this book, Dolan and Naidu More ...