Ten Guitars Or A Busted Ukelele?

Ten Guitars is a well-loved New Zealand (especially Māori) party song. I’ve used it here in an informal way to rate the success (or otherwise) of our Māori TED Talks project. In August last year, Tosca Waerea and I were on Twitter discussing why we loved TED Talks when we hit upon the idea of trying…

Wrestling With Resolutions

It’s about now (mid January) that you’re over the euphoria of setting a New Year resolution and you’re wrestling to keep it on track. According to the NZ Herald 55% of Kiwis make New Year resolutions but more than 33% do not keep them. This doesn’t come as a surprise to me and I’m sure…

Is It Worth While?

Tomorrow will be the 300th edition of The Daily News and so it seems like a good time to ask “Is it worth while?“. There are a many ways I could measure the success or otherwise of The Daily News – number of subscribers, number of visits, number of news items linked, most popular news…

Stressed By The Summer Reading Programme?

It’s that time again for public libraries. If you’re not full swing into organising your next Summer Reading Programme you soon will be. Although I haven’t had hands-on experience with a summer reading programme, I couldn’t help but notice a few things when I was working in a public library*: It’s not an enviable job….

What Does Success Look Like?

Last week I read a post by Australian Information Professional Alisa Howlett about how her definition of success has changed over time and sometimes the path is not as well defined as it used to be. Alisa’s post got me thinking about success in another way – from a project perspective. A successful project solves a problem…