2 Key Thoughts from 2009

There are 2 key lessons I’m going to take out of 2009.  I’d say I’ll carry them with me for the rest of my life because they’ve proved invaluable already. These may not apply to you but I’d thought I’d share them anyway. 1. ...

NO.VEMBER

My wife and I have the privilege of leading the missions department of our local church.  It’s a role that keeps us grounded and focused on the important things in life and allows us to bring some hope and help to others in need – both locally and...

How do you VIEW what you DO?

Whether you’re employed, self-employed, unemployed or find yourself part of any kind of ploy – your attitude towards what-you-do is paramount. Have you ever read something and thought, “YES! That’s what I’ve been trying to describe and...

The wind up your tail

Yesterday morning I went for a 35km cycle with my dad. We were humming for most of the way from Maroochydore to Kawana via Buderim.  Usually our average speed is around 25km/h but this day it was more like 30km/h.  However, half way through the ride things slowed down...

Sound Advice from Belgium

[Something light today] If you haven’t seen this video yet, it’s worth watching… What makes this video remarkable is that it’s shot in a real train station that was very much transformed for 4 minutes as it sprung into song. The people dancing...

I Build Websites

I’ve just created a  new “Hire Dave”  page and thought I’d post the content here as well seeing that some people never visit my page links at davidtensen.com I’m building some other exciting websites through New Media Mentors here on the...

Micro-Lending in Plain English

I made this video last week to show our church how micro-lending and micro-enterprise work in thrid world and developing countries. Nat and I love heading up the missions department at Kings – this was a bit of fun to make too. [youtube BNz6huOeoxo] If you want...

It’s getting personal

It might surprise many of us that the world is getting smaller. And more personal. Because of the web. Have you noticed why facebook and twitter are really popular? Have you noticed that a lot of people spend a lot of time on them.   Interacting with other people. I...

28 New Facebook accounts every minute

According to this article, Facebook gained 100 million new users over the last 8 months. That’s ROUGHLY  28 per minute, 1680 per hour 40,320 per day 1,300,000 per month WOW, No wonder 90% of US Marketers have jumped onboard the social media bandwagon to see what...

Early beginnings of nothing new

U2’s Bono aka paul_hewson recently said on Twitter: “The emergence and refinement of social media could be one of the greatest and quietest cultural revolutions in history.” The important thing to remember in all of this Social Media talk is that we...

Baby boomers and social media

According to an article written on multichannelmerchant.com: More than 30 million baby boomers now connect on LinkedIn, and even more are on Twitter. And it doesn’t stop there. According to recent data from Inside Facebook, the number of U.S. Facebook users over age...

69 percent of Australians read blogs

According to a recent study: 69% of Australians read other people’s blogs, on average two to three times a week. While this is also considerably lower than many Asian markets, it is still a big number, indicating the interest Australians have in user-generated...