Do more, be better

Posts by Harry

Write note about note

The dream state can be fascinating, when everything is disjointed and illogical and out of sequence, but somehow makes total sense at the time. I’m no expert on why it is we dream, but it seems obvious the mind is trying to work through ideas, experiences and small problems that arise during the day. It […]

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Talking the walk

Somewhere along the line something went wrong. Before we started living our lives through computers, didn’t we used to show more respect? Raised voices and shouting were reserved for situations of real urgency; times when you had no choice but to verbally shake the person you were talking to. But now it seems to happen […]

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Contextual Communication

There’s something very respectful about the practice of letter writing – the way you give all of your attention and energy to communicate with someone who isn’t there to respond. And there’s something charming about the way, in days gone by, people would hand-write a complete account of their life at any given time – […]

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Walking on the moon

I used to think that people who procrastinated (myself included) were simply bad at managing time. What I’ve come to learn is that it’s actually more about denial than anything else. When we are supposed to do something, and we just don’t do it, the reason is seldom that we forgot it when planning our […]

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Order versus chaos

Jessica’s recent blog post, You need a system to grow, reminded me of a debate I often have with clients. The more ‘creative’ the client is, the more resistant they are to having structure and convention applied to their website designs. The debate relates to what position to occupy on the continuum varyingly described as […]

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Clean desk, clean mind

The words “clean desk, clean mind” were left on our large vertical whiteboard when I returned to the office one afternoon. Their author, John, has possibly the untidiest desk I have ever known. He also has a very dry sense of humor and I expect the statement was intended to apply a cheeky twist to […]

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A short history

Since we formalized the Luumin project in May last year, I’ve had a nagging sense that we are creating something really significant. Significant in terms of how many people we could potentially help. That might sound arrogant, given we haven’t even finished a full working copy, but I really do believe it. The ideas behind […]

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2 minutes walk from here

We are based in an extremely vibrant party of town called Karangahape Road.  Running along a ridge above downtown Auckland, ‘K’ Road’ has a very colourful history. It used to be famous only for the sex shops and nightclubs, but it has now become a hub for some of the most creative minds in Auckland. […]

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It’s all about the ”do”

If you sit at a bar with Joe Average and get him talking, there’s a good chance you’ll hear about his big plans or where he would like to be in 10 years time. Everyone does it. We all imagine ourselves achieving big things, but so often it comes to nothing.

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