GLOSS Issue 21 APRIL 2015 - Page 5

A Message From Me Welcome to GLOSS in April! It’s particularly appropriate that the theme this month should be collaboration, as this issue has involved the definition of that word on many levels. As many of our readers (flatteringly) noticed, March GLOSS didn’t make an appearance. This was due to what can only be called perhaps the Ides of March - or more accurately perhaps the ITs of March - hitting all and sundry with a palpable thump. Technology may be our best friend, but it can also be our worst enemy when it comes to running an online publication. So I want to extend special thanks to all those involved with BOTH issues who have been patient and accommodating. They have certainly summed up the spirit of collaboration, in terms of being willing to adapt, assist, and to help out wherever possible. I would like to make special mention of our feature article subjects, Rabia Siddique and Tracey Spicer, both of whom gave generously of their time and attention. We also have seen this month collaboration on an even larger scale, with the expansion of LBDGroup across Australia to WA! This is massively exciting and I am thrilled to welcome our new Perth Founding Members. The community of talented, innovative corporate and entrepreneurial success stories in the West is going to grow very quickly and I can’t wait to introduce you to them. This month is also personally extremely fulfilling for me, as I am able to share with you all an exclusive extract from my book on commercial collaboration, From Me To We. What better issue to share it in than this one? Remember to - Connect~Inspire~Succeed - and collaborate. There are so many amazing people out there to share your journey with. If you would like to write for GLOSS, please contact us via Kate or Janine