The Mayflower

Well, it was hardly May but the Aussies had finally touched down in Boston. The 15 hour flight included 3 meals and a sore neck, along with some awkward sleeps. The movies went by as I tried to pass the time, nearly finishing the book I needed to read for English. It felt strange to […]

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Lift Off

After last minute packing it was an emotional departure at Perth airport on Friday the 14th, Josh, Callum, Kelly and Rhyanna. Coming up to the departure I didn’t think it would be that difficult to say goodbye to them all, but I surprised myself. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to […]

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Allow Me To Introduce Myself

I’m Dion; let’s get through the formalities before anything. The main reason I’ve begun blogging is to keep my friends and family up to date on my American scholarship experience, but also to keep as an artifact. 10 months without family, in an unknown country, with a new culture to adapt to. Sounds like an adventure! I’m […]

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Ideas for a Sales “Game Changer”

The pendulum always swings. The marketplace creates chaotic attractors; whether it is through constant tension between consumer and vendor, between commodity and complexity, centralisation or decentralisation or just plain human indecision. “Mastering The Complex Sale” is not a book for anyone supplying an item as a commodity, it talks of the chasm between the value […]

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The “Dark” Side

Even with the best intentions the conclusion is inevitable. It came from two of my core beliefs… they ambushed me: Strive to challenge your assumptions To shine a light in the dark, you must first find the dark My father may have seen it in me. The seed doesn’t fall far from the tree and I was […]

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Don’t demonise RCD’s

When we moved to WA we were told quite early about regulations regarding RCD’s (or Residual Current Device’s). While this seemed an imposition we found that both the house we rented and the one we purchased had been fitted.  (a striking difference to the regulations we were familiar with over east. I should state upfront that I am not […]

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