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  • So true "Today’s “best practices” lead to dead ends; the best paths are new and untried." ,
  • So true "Today’s “best practices” lead to dead ends; the best paths are new and untried." ,
  • Says everything you need to know about the internet in NZ - why isn't this an election issue ,
  • Hansen is right. Re-write the rules or its game over for Rugby.... ,
  • Greenwald in New Zealand: Grandstanding doesn’t get more condescending or counter-productive | PandoDaily ,
  • “We the people want our money safer than our selfies.” PayPal goes after Apple in a full page NYT ad | PandoDaily ,
  • A disgraceful abuse of monopoly power and example of blatant collusion to rig global payments. Why not make it open? ,
  • OK - so you collude with the schemes and SMBs and consumers are just meant to be OK paying Apple for a feature ,
  • Finally someone speaks out on how Oracle won... they did it by doing what they'd been proven to be doing before ,
  • "Hello Apple Watch, Goodbye Paper Boarding Passes?" ...umm.. Do it already on my phone. Yawn ,
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  • This site is cool... having fun imagining places to go... ,
  • Foggy Sydney morning. Spooky. ,
  • Might not like Starbucks coffee but you gotta love the innovation pace. Lots Aussie retailers could learn from them ,
  • Loved Chef last night, can't wait to watch this... Nick Cave: 20,000 Days on Earth ,
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Blog Hall of Famer

Corporate blogs tend to pass from hand to hand – each new generation of owner takes on the success of the prior builders, writers and creators. Brian Lusk didn’t let that happen.

I remember meeting Brian when Rd2 and the rest of the gang created the Nuts About Southwest Airlines Blog. Eventually, I moved on to new projects. One day, out of the blue I got an email and call from Brian to tell me that Nuts had made into into the Blog Hall of Fame and to thank me for helping make it all possible – he was really excited. I think this was a couple of years after the project had launched. The fact he remembered reflected his love of history and telling the story – the fact that he made the call reflected the fact he was a decent guy. His first post makes me smile.

When Brian passed-away we lost one of the good guys. Social media is full of celebrity types – heat seeking publicity barons, thinkers not really doers. Brian wasn’t one of them. He breathed the SWA ehtos – decency, hard work, fun. I was lucky enough to work with him for a brief moment in time.

Wherever you’ve gone mate, safe flight.

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