Author Archives: jbmandm

About jbmandm

I run a marketing consultancy, I work, I eat, I go out too much. I really love my dog. I'll try not to talk too much about work,,,,or my dog.

A Beautiful Soul

A week ago, what feels like an entirety, a friend died. Suddenly, unexpectedly. This man was integral to my journey into working with the Indigenous community.  We met while I was working on the Message Sticks Festival at the Sydney … Continue reading

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Animals of Sri Lanka

Everyone would know I love animals. Obsessed with them, grew up with them and always told to deeply respect them. My family are all massive animal lovers, we grew up on a farm and they protected us, loved us, gave … Continue reading

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Your Boss is a Bully – she’s also a woman

Why are there now so many female bullies, especially in the workplace? I have had a few mates recently who have  had this happen to them. I asked a client about this recently who runs an EMP consultancy (trauma and … Continue reading

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A home amongst the Sydney gum trees – not so easy if you rent

A home amongst the Sydney gum trees – not so easy if you rent.

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A home amongst the Sydney gum trees – not so easy if you rent

House hunting, blergh I was told mid May I had to leave my house, the place was falling down, terrible damp and the owners wanted to renovate. I had previously decided to move in April, the thought of another winter … Continue reading

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The +1 Factor and SSM’s – Smug Single Men

I was talking the other day with a mate about how to put up with in laws that you don’t like and should you go to their funeral when the time comes? It was a funny convo – she said … Continue reading

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Bail Hi (and low)

Struggling to find the balance with totally over the top luxury after  visiting 5 star resorts and bars for dinner and walking home to my nice, but simple villa. As i walk, next door, or in between  villas are locals … Continue reading

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Having to say goodbye

Today, I had to do something I have not done before. Say goodbye to someone you care about, knowing you won’t see them again. You see, my beautiful cousin, more like another big sister to me, has terminal cancer. Gab … Continue reading

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The rights and the wrongs

Is it a state of nurture or upbringing that you somehow work out when you get older what is the right way to do things? Morals, ethics, religion? I am constantly surprised when people do, what is obvious to me, the … Continue reading

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The way it used to be – how things have changed – and not

I recently caught up with some old mates from my corporate days. I havn’t seen one of them since I left that company some 20 years ago.  We were all  grad trainees for a multinational oil company  and I was one of … Continue reading

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