Archive for October, 2006

Coffee Coffee Coffee

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

The theme of this post is coffee.
First of all we’re having another coffee meeting this Friday at 11am -this time at a cool place called the Lounge Cafe at 70 Alfred Street in Milson’s Point. Just opposite the train station. All are welcome. We had a great time last week.
Today I met [...]

Trader Joe’s

Monday, October 30th, 2006

I have a backlog of great stuff from my trip to the US and one of the best bits is Trader Joes. For those of you new to the chain, they sell gourmet food at discounted prices. But while I could go on and on about their pastas and wines, what I really want [...]

Inaugural Sydney coffee morning

Friday, October 27th, 2006

We’re off to a great start with the whole Friday morning coffee thing. There was Sebastian (actor/screenwriter) and Gavin (of Servant of Chaos):

Katie (from over at Get Shouty) and Stig (who has just become a new father and not a ton of time for blogging. His dog has one though)

And finally, there was yours [...]

If you like this, you’ll love…

Friday, October 20th, 2006

Found this on our car this weekend:

I’m sure there’s some kind of fancy name for this strategy in a marketing text book. But I love how it all comes down to people getting other people to do things you want.

Why I hate the word ‘value’

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Value is one of those slippery words with two meanings in one: price + what you get. And like the word ‘good’, it’s subjective. Anyone can say it so it doesn’t mean anything.
I especially hate when the word shows up on a brief (a favourite with some package goods client). Because you can’t [...]