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Showing posts from October, 2009

Everyone holds an important role in society

We seem to live in a world where everyone is free to make their own decisions, own judgements, make their own assessments, and yet, there are times when we can quite critical of ourselves and others,…

Success means something different to everyone...

Success for some is seen as getting what one desires, while for others it can simply mean to keep hanging in there and trying, never failing to give up, and to keep trying until one gets it right. …

Are we truly better than everyone else?

An old boss of mine once told me, “we're better than everyone else...that's why we're here today". He made this comment just as we were enjoying a team lunch sponsored by our firm, a…

The language of the hands

Sign language At the Youth Parliament and Diversity @ Work events I saw many sign language interpreters translating what we all take for granted, the ability to listen. Now something that I have fou…

Finding your vocation...

I recently attended the Diversity @ Work Awards dinner through my involvement with the Australian Computer Society's Young Professionals in IT (ACS YIT) where we were nominated for the 'Today…

YACVic conference and the lost generation?

About the conference The YACVic ‘Here, Now and Next’ conference was held on the 14-15 October 2009 in Ballarat at the Mercure Hotel and has been organised and managed by the Youth Affairs Council of…

Beyond the marathon...

"Run the Melbourne marathon every year" was one of my goals, probably like any other runner, until I did my knees in May this year... While it has set me back and now has meant that I wi…

My brief insight into a refugee camp

Until recently, I have never been to a refugee camp, although like most of us, I have seen and heard the typical stories and images of refugee camps from TV, movies and the like. It wasn’t until last…

Youth Parliament Camp 2009

I have always been quite interested in exploring and discovering the systems and structures in place in society and the role each of them plays in our society. One of these is the Parliament house o…

ACS Young Professionals in IT conference 2009

The Australian Computer Society Young Professionals in IT (ACS YIT) conference was held in Sydney, 3-4 September 2009. It aimed to provide a forum for young IT professionals to come together and sha…

The Six Pillars of Character

The Six Pillars of Character from the Josephson Institute of Ethics is a great listing of the values and qualities that I believe one should hold. Here is a nice summary from them on their six main …

It's the true intentions that matter...

No one is the same, and although we may share the same interests or experiences, everyone is different in one way or another. We all look, talk, act and relate differently from one another. We all h…
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