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Fight racism for a country we all want to live in
March 26, 2021
In light of global anti-Chinese sentiment, I wrote an article in the Otago Daily Times
January 01, 2020
Google’s Project Aristotle found that psychological safety was paramount in cultivating a great working culture in your organisation. What does that mean? What does it mean for your organisation?
Celebrating Diwali in Aotearoa; is it a generational thing?
November 7, 2018
Loud Bollywood music, colourful saris and a multitude of lights; once a year, the sights and smells of India comes to Auckland (and some other major centres) in an explosion of culture during the annual Diwali festival.
A Few Good Men
September 5, 2018
“My dad’s name is Phil, and whenever I finish eating and say, ‘Dad, I’m full,’ he always replies, ‘No, I’m Phil; you’re Ruby.’” – Ruby’s Dad
Outstanding or Obnoxious? How do you chat online?
July 11, 2018
As a self-employed contractor working my way through the world, I’ve been added to at least fifteen different Slack teams, two Yammer groups and one Microsoft Team. Even if you work a 9 to 5 in one office, you might have many channels within the same team. Chat etiquette used to be remembering someone’s name and removing off-colour jokes from your vernacular. Now, it’s about avoiding notifications and worrying about whether your tone of voice was understood by . Here are some of my top pet peeves, and how to avoid them.
Great Time Management is a Myth
June 27, 2018
I woke up in a cold sweat a few weeks ago. I remembered that there was a report I was meant to have sent to my client. It was sitting under a pile of other things, forgotten in the hecticness of the day. There was nothing I could do at 3 AM, so it led me to think – I must get better at this time management thing.
Writing in the 21st century: 7 awesome apps authors need
May 9, 2018
Using apps and devices might seem counter-intuitive to the life of a busy author. Often slated as the ultimate distraction; with the right apps, your device could be the most indispensable tool in your arsenal. Here are some of our top picks to help you get over that writer’s block and onto the next Neustadt Prize.
Top 10 tech picks to make small businesses soar
March 14, 2018
According to a recent MBIE report, 97 per cent of enterprises in Aotearoa (New Zealand) have fewer than 20 employees. Some 70 per cent have no employees at all!
Growing up in Aotearoa – Waitangi Day: an immigrant’s perspective
February 7, 2018
I arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) in 1989. I was eight years old and came straight off the plane from Malaysia. Aotearoa could not be more different.
How to juggle parenting and freelancing: 3 surprising lessons
January 17, 2018
Parenting while freelancing is hard… what if you are both freelancers?
Blog Series – Future of Work
A three-part blog series on diversity.
The benefit of the doubt – be kinder to your candidates
April 21, 2017
Recruitment shouldn’t be a chore, it should be a fun and honest chance for you to get to know your candidates, give them the benefit of the doubt
#aucklandrec – the diversity edition
April 12, 2017
I recap what the #aucklandrec meetup was like via a series of tweets and observations
Robots vs Humans: are algorithms going to replace you?
April 6, 2017
I talk about better methods for recruitment and whether artificial intelligence will make humans redundant.
The shape of things to come?
October 31, 2016
I wonder about the future on ITP’s Tech Blog
OMGTech! WANTS YOU
July 13, 2016
I blog on the launch of OMGTech! on ITP’s Tech blog
Get out of town! A new bike commuter tackles the Hauraki Rail Trail
May 26, 2016
I ride the Hauraki Rail Trail and live to tell the tale
April 18, 2016
An article for ITP Techblog on Unconscious bias
Bike challenge accepted, achievement unlocked!
March 10, 2016
I write about the 2016 bike challenge from BikeAKL
Free Speech Direct Mail Appeal
I wrote a Direct Mail Appeal for Amnesty International. It went out to roughly 10 thousand supporters asking for donations on the topic of Free Speech
Wēibó is here to stay
July 25, 2013
As China’s global influence grows, so too does the importance of distributing human rights information in the Chinese language, writes Vivian Chandra, ICT and database manager at Amnesty International New Zealand.
Repaving the way to success
February 29, 2012
‘Women-only’ networking events may be more personally comfortable, but they hardly encourage gender diversity