April 2020

  • Lockdown update: down to level 3

    New Zealand eased into a less severe Lev­el 3 of lock­down today (from 00:00 on April 28th), after about five-and-half weeks of strict lock­down in Lev­el 4 that start­ed from 11:59 pm on March 25th. We are going to stay in Lev­el 3 for two weeks until May 11th. On May 11th, the cab­i­net will announce the nation’s… Read more

  • Lockdown updates

    Yes­ter­day at 4 pm Prime Min­is­ter Jacin­da Arden announced that New Zealand would go one lev­el down to lev­el 3 from 11:59 pm on 28th April. We would fur­ther go down to lev­el 2 from 11th May if the down­trend con­tin­ues. It is so much reliev­ing! I am impressed with how this coun­try man­aged the out­break in the… Read more

  • Free Tutorial: Optimize Your Business Website — The Sensible Leader

    Orig­i­nal­ly post­ed on Kathryn Pres­ner: Two weeks ago, my col­league Mar­jorie asked if I’d be inter­est­ed in help­ing run a webi­nar for small busi­ness­es, with tips on get­ting the most out of their web­site. She knew I’d done a lot of pub­lic speak­ing and thought I might be inter­est­ed. Even though we wouldn’t have a… Free Tuto­r­i­al: Opti­mize Your… Read more

  • Lockdown updates

    Yes­ter­day marked two weeks since we are locked down. Today as we head into the East­er week­end I am excit­ed about a few pieces of promis­ing COVID-19 news: Low­est num­ber (29) of COVID-19 cas­es since March 21. Tighter bor­der con­trols, and manda­to­ry quar­an­tine for new arrivals since this mid­night. And in a piece of more excit­ing news… Lock­down… Read more

  • Two opinions on the PM

    Today I read two posts about the New Zealand prime min­is­ter Jacin­da Arden and her gov­ern­men­t’s response to the COVID-19 cri­sis. A praise: Three rea­sons why Jacin­da Ardern’s coro­n­avirus response has been a mas­ter­class in cri­sis lead­er­ship and a crit­ic: Should lock­down end ear­ly? I agree with both the opin­ions. Read more

  • Pandemic thoughts

    It’s been two full weeks since I start­ed wor­ry­ing about Covid-19 pan­dem­ic. And we have three weeks of lock­down ahead. Like many of my gen­er­a­tion, I haven’t seen any­thing like this before. Hope­ful­ly this is once-in-a-life­time event and so I want­ed to jour­nal my thoughts in this post. That way, years lat­er I don’t have to think hard to… Read more