The Tactical Genius of Jose Mourinho

IMAGINE if standing still was moving backwards, where more of the same equaled less, where achievements of yesterday were seen as possible impediments to a better tomorrow.

This is an innovator’s mindset, and a winner’s mindset. It is the mindset of Jose Mario dos Santos Mourinho Felix, more commonly known as Jose Mourinho…

The Origin of Success

You can see my article as published by news.com.au here or read below. American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie believed ‘there is little success where there is little laughter.’ Spend an hour with the highest point scorer in the history of State of Origin, for a book called ‘Winners: And How they Succeed’ and you realise that saying is …

Australia ‘full of winners’: Alastair Campbell.

What do Shane Warne and Anna Wintour have in common? What do Leigh Matthews and Angela Merkel share? How could Johnathan Thurston and Richard Branson be in the same team? A book comparing the world’s best in sport, business and politics, by former 10 Downing Street Director of Communications and best-selling author Alastair Campbell, will …

Electorate first; media second.

Parliament is theatre. It has to be.  Those who line up opposite each other in the House of Representatives for the opening of the 44th Australian Government have script in hand, yes, but they seek to perform, to have the allusive ‘something more’. Something more gets you noticed. Something more makes journalists glance down to …

The Ends of the Rainbow…

As published in Dive New Zealand here. Sub-tropical currents, storms and constant rust erosion will see one of the world’s most famous wrecks washed away within the next decade. Kevin Keith travels to the Cavalli Islands in Northland, New Zealand, to explore the latest end of the Rainbow Warrior. Months of meticulous planning. Detail to …

Andrea Marshall – Queen of the Mantas

As published in Dive Magazine here. Doctor Andrea Marshall, is Founder of the Marine Megafauna Foundation, a National Geographic ‘Emerging Explorer’, star of acclaimed BBC documentary ‘Andrea – Queen of the Mantas’, and in 2008, discovered a new giant species of manta ray. She talked to Kevin Keith from the Manta and Whale Shark Research Centre, …

Turner, Towneley, and the Romantic North

You can read my original article as published in The Guardian newspaper here in 2012. It is an age of forgotten assets: a time for talk of the scarce resource; a landscape of less and not more… except in one Lancashire town. It is hard to imagine our northern landscape being described as the ‘wildest, most barren and …