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  1. A Life of Purpose

    Mark Cushway | 29 May 2017

    In my 20s I had a lot of ideas and spent most of that decade chasing them. I bounced from job to job, payday to payday but had no purpose or direction. I tried several careers; worked as a nurse, a counsellor at a youth hostel and AIDS hostel, as a writer, a... Read More

  2. The Power of the Pause

    Mark Cushway | 28 April 2017

    Silence is difficult but it is powerful in speech. It hit me when I was at a meeting the other day. The person I was meeting with spoke quickly and with very few breaks. I was jotting down notes furiously, trying to take everything in. Every point he made... Read More

  3. Stop Making Money

    Mark Cushway | 26 March 2017

    How much money do we really need? What figure is enough? I remember thinking about Elvis living in Gracelands, his enormous rambling fortress of a home on 1,630.6 m2 of land with many bedrooms, and beds. I pondered at the time ‘but can't he only sleep... Read More

  4. Get on with it!

    Mark Cushway | 28 February 2017

    There are times in our life when we hit a crossroad and get a wake-up call. It can be in the form of financial stress, serious health issues, family upheaval or our job. Everything was going fine then the wheels fell off. If we’re honest, there would... Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

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