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Posts by D. John Carlson

Community is the key to the bees' success, writes John Carlson.

Bees have so much to teach us

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When it comes to success and happiness, bees can teach us a lot, writes honey farmer John Carlson.

Social Issues Food Beekeeping Hobbies
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7 months ago
(Pastimes)
How can PM Malcolm Turnbull truly understand the average Australian? Picture: iStock.

Does Malcolm Turnbull understand you?

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How can anyone truly understand you until they have walked a mile in your shoes?

Australia Social Issues Politics
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About 8 hours ago
(Headlines)

Do we not care about ethics?

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Why do we let so many get away with outrageous double standards?

Business Ethics
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11 months ago
(Money & Business)
Death is hardest on those left behind.

Is death the ultimate price?

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Death in many religions is a pathway to better things. So why don't we embrace it?

Ageing Health Relationships
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4 days ago
(Health & Beauty)

Size does matter, when it comes to blogs

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By D.John Carlson ... How important is blogging as a marketing tool, I hear you ask?

Originally from D.John Carlson (picassocapitalmanagement.com)
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12 months ago
(Money & Business)

Marketers: embrace the process

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So many business people and, indeed, so many marketers I talk to, develop strategy without understanding the basics.

Thinking Emotion Marketing
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11 months ago
(Money & Business)

Marketers: embrace the emotions

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So many business people and, indeed, so many marketers I talk to, develop strategy without understanding the basics.

Emotion Marketing
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11 months ago
(Money & Business)
An experiment using hotel towels threw up some very interesting results.

Play to norms

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Consumers are attracted to what they see as the norm.

Behaviour Emotion Marketing
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9 months ago
(Money & Business)
What are the most important words in the English language? Picture: iStock .

The most important words in the English language

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Listen up! These humble words could change your life.

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7 days ago
(Love & Relationships)
Shopping provides a fleeting high and is not the path to happiness.

When shopping is your religion

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A Sunday morning stroll through the CBD leaves this author with plenty to contemplate.

Social Issues Retail Money
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4 months ago
(Money & Business)
How can we be proud of a nation that trades ethics for economics?.

Are we a nation devoid of ethics?

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We like to think of ourselves as ethical, but are we as a nation really as ethical as we think?

Economy greed Australia Ethics
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11 months ago
(Money & Business)
Child-sex abuse advocate Anthony Foster will be buried in a state funeral.

Vale Anthony Foster

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Child-sex abuse victim advocate Anthony Foster will never see justice done, but for the sake of his daughters and wife,...

Religion Social Issues Relationships
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About 2 months ago
(Headlines)
Wooden, and full of half-truths and tall tales .

Political integrity? Pffft, you've got to be joking!

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Don't you just hate politicians who think you are too thick to realise they are just telling you what you want to hear?

Australia Social Issues Politics
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12 days ago
(Headlines)
A selfish act, or every woman's right?    Pic/istock.

Having children is selfish!

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Before you have more children, ask yourself this: am i being selfish?

Family Babies Selfish
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11 months ago
(Love & Relationships)
The amount of unnecessary waste that comes from supermarket packaging is deplorable.

A pile of rubbish in my shopping

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The packaging in your shopping pollutes the planet and adds little value to you, the consumer - so why not reject it?

Environment Money
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27 days ago
(Headlines)
Let's reflect on our capacity for compassion in today's society.

Where has all the compassion gone?

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We would rather hurt the good people than accept a few bad people. Where has all the compassion gone?

Social Issues Opinion Kindness
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19 days ago
(Kindness)

Identify who is NOT your market

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I once heard former Australian prime minister Paul Keating say ‘if you do not have enemies, you have not achieved anything...

Brand Ikea Marketing
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10 months ago
(Money & Business)

Businesses, make me feel important

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Everyone wants to feel important. Successful businesses make customers feel significant.

Customers Business
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10 months ago
(Money & Business)
The author believes the merger of many charities would be in the best interests of the needy.

Why do charities exist?

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Should charities exist for the communities they serve and act accordingly, no matter the ramifications? I say yes!

Volunteering Support a Cause Kindness
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2 months ago
(Kindness)
Why do you we find it so difficult to express our sexual needs and fantasies? Picture: iStock.

Why are we so shy about expressing our fantasies?

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Are you as honest about your desires as you want to be? Has your vulnerability resulted in missed opportunities?

Health Relationships
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About 2 months ago
(Love & Relationships)
To suggest that failure is a stepping stone to success is absurd.

Failure, persistence and confidence not enough

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Success is much more complex than the platitudes on social media suggest.

Sport Politics Money Business
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About 2 months ago
(Money & Business)
Truth in advertising should be a given.

Please, spare us the bullshit

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Many advertisers bullshit. Most of them will experience negative concequences.

Business Consumers Advertising
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10 months ago
(Money & Business)
Shareholders beware – many of these fat cat executives are taking you for a ride.

Time to fight the fat cat salaries

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As hundreds of journalists hit the dole queues, there is still no evidence that most executives are worth what they are paid -...

Work Money
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2 months ago
(Money & Business)
Why is breastfeeding in public so often discouraged, when it is our first source of nutrients as mammals? Picture: iStock.

Have we forgotten that we are animals?

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Human beings are animals. So why do we deny this - and not embrace it?

Animals Relationships Social Issues
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3 months ago
(Love & Relationships)

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