The Tasmanian Night Sky

The night sky is something I have always been fascinated by as a kid. Growing up in Sri Lanka, I used to sit outside my home every night after dinner and spend hours looking up at the sky. Counting shooting stars and passing satellites was a one-time hobby, as was tracking the movements of Jupiter’s moons.

Even today, when I do have a clear view of the night sky, I just marvel at the stars and galaxies above our heads and wonder what might be out there that is still waiting to be discovered.

During my recent trip to Tasmania, I was treated to some of the most clear night skies I have ever experienced and couldn’t resist attempting some night sky photography. This will hopefully be the first of many such night sky photos…

New Financial Year, New Ideas, New Goals, New Projects

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality

Given it’s a new financial year for those of us living in Australia, most businesses will have a new set of goals and projects for the year ahead.

I thought I’ll start the “year” by recommending a book which sits on my desk, and one that I refer to quite often. “Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality” by Scott Belsky is a book full of tips on how to take an idea and turn it into something real.

We all have ideas, but most of us struggle when it comes to execution. Scott provides practical ways to ensure these ideas don’t just die off and the techniques are easy to follow.

Personally, I always treat my professional and personal initiatives as small projects and Scott advocates a similar approach for everything we do. If anything, it’s a good read. Hopefully it will also be a guide and help you accomplish a few more things in the next 12 months.