Adventures in Awesome Living

by Sunil Bali, Chief Energy Officer, 09-10-11

Last week was my birthday. My mailbox was full of 50th minus 1 messages – thanks! My wife gave me a typically irreverent and humorous card, but inside she had written the words
"you are my happy ending".

What I like about our relationship is that it’s uncomplicated.

Maybe that’s because I’m simple. I love simplicity and abhor clutter and complexity, because it drains me of energy.

Sure we have our moments, but there is lots of:

- Laughter
- Listening
- Learning
- Loyalty &
- Love

Our relationship is simple. I’ve found that when you have this sort of simplicity in your life it centres and energises you.

As design guru Professor John Maedam says, "Simplicity is about extracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. Once you do that, life becomes simple."

And no one individual has ever done this better, than the genius we so sadly lost this week, Steve Jobs: How to live before you die .

Given my previous failed marriage, my mother viewed my wife with considerable suspicion, when first they met. Was this over qualified GP really marriage material? Could this woman create a happy home for her son?

Well this is the woman, who on the day of our engagement, made many promises, and has kept every one.



The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the
necessary may speak
– Hans Hofman

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication – Leonardo da Vinci

Life is really simple but we insist on making it complicated – Confucius

Simplicity means the achievement of maximum effect with minimum means – Dr. Koichi Kawana

Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful – William Morris



The Sunday Times recently described him as "side splittingly funny".

Here is a hilarious 2 minute video of Micky Flanagan on restaurants .


To your success,