Category Archives: social change

Book Reviews: My Year Without Matches, and Steve Jobs

Hello world! After more than a year, I’m writing on this blog again. And what better way to celebrate than by sharing the joy of two books I’ve recently read. I’ve been sick with the flu this week – too … Continue reading

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Change Management for Campaigners: Six Secrets to Success

The late Ray Anderson, Founder & CEO of one of the world’s largest makers of carpets, Interface, said he used to be a typical industrialist – a ‘plunderer of the Earth’. In 1994 he was asked by a staff member … Continue reading

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Join me in a bigger dream for 2013?

This is the text from an ad placed by Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton one hundred years ago. Rumour has it that Shackleton received 5000 applications. What is it that drives people to rise to a challenge, even when what’s asked … Continue reading

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How to Chair a Not for Profit Board

I’m stepping down from the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s board in February; it’s time for board renewal! I started writing this guide as a letter to the new Chair (who is still to be confirmed) but in the spirit of … Continue reading

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What I’m Doing for the Next Six Weeks

Yesterday I had a conversation with a friend about how to create a bigger pool of people taking action to make the world a better place. ‘What makes a person move from wanting action on one issue, to taking action … Continue reading

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Five Principles of Transformational Activism

I started writing this post in the lush green surroundings of Vermont in late spring, and haven’t been able to finish it until now, on a rainy morning six weeks later in the middle of Sydney’s chilly winter. I’m glad … Continue reading

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The Most Exciting Time of My Life

I couldn’t write this yesterday because something subconsciously in me was scared I’d wake up and it wouldn’t be real. That what happened yesterday would all be a dream. But the sun rose this morning, I went for a walk … Continue reading

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