The Last Word: milastword

  1. Inspired: Do What You Do

    Mark Cushway | 30 January 2017

    I’ve been thinking lately about inspiring people. I see them everywhere and realise they are found in places you least expect. I was gravely ill late last year. Grace, generosity in a time of grief, and the skills of a highly-trained medical team have... Read More

  2. We Have One Life

    Mark Cushway | 25 November 2016

    When you’re told you’ve lived well past your ‘used-by’ date and at the most, all going well, with new medications and a transplant, you’ll have a 50 per cent chance of living five years or a 20 per cent chance of living 10, life... Read More

  3. The Silent Majority

    Mark Cushway | 28 October 2016

    A few years ago, at mivision, we took a long hard look at our business model. The world was increasingly moving online and the loudest voices in publishing were saying print was dead. Magazines were turning away from their paper editions, choosing instead to... Read More

  4. Adapt… or Be Forced To

    Mark Cushway | 28 September 2016

    Taxis have been part of our landscape for as long as I can remember. I'd never questioned the concept of booking a taxi to get me to my destination. They’ve always delivered me in a roundabout way. I’ve paid the freight and moved on. Along the... Read More

  5. Culture First; Skills Second

    Mark Cushway | 26 August 2016

    We’ve been restructuring a little at mivision – nothing too major, but as our business evolves, responsibilities change; it is a timely reminder to pause and consider what it is we need from our staff. It’s a big decision to add (or... Read More

  6. Go With Your Gut

    Mark Cushway | 27 July 2016

    How often do we regret not following our first instincts or, on the flipside, been rewarded when we have? Maybe it was a ‘feeling’ that a particular person couldn’t be trusted; perhaps a ‘split second decision’ led to a great... Read More

  7. Just, Only? No Such Thing!

    Mark Cushway | 28 June 2016

    It was one of the best days of our lives. That day our little Em was born. She was our one. Life immediately became about the three of us. We were complete, a tight working unit. It took about a week for the questions to start: “Is this your only... Read More

  8. Would it be OK if…?

    Mark Cushway | 24 May 2016

    I’ve been carrying a business card in my pocket for the past couple of weeks. It’s getting weathered and worn. It’s not actually a business card, rather a Jiminy Cricket sticker my daughter had in her bag. I was driving her to school and was ... Read More

  9. Perspective’s a Good Thing

    Mark Cushway | 29 April 2016

    Ever noticed when you hear people complain about their job, that they’re always surrounded by “turkeys”? Chat with anyone – in any profession or industry – for long enough and they will soon start firing off about the... Read More

  10. Power of the Process

    Mark Cushway | 24 March 2016

    Everyone, it seems, has a traumatic telco story. Remember the time you spent hours trying to get past the pre-recorded messages, finally spoke to a real person… and then got disconnected? There’s that time you (almost gleefully) switched carriers ... Read More

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