TOM SMILOVITIS

ALL WE HAVE IS TODAY Artist illustration ‘All Is Vanity’ from 1892, of a women admiring herself in a mirror yet at a distance, her dresser, it appears to be a...

Unless you’ve been here, you’ll never appreciate the sweet sweet taste of life’s beauty unraveled by the oddest people we meet. Here’s just one glimpse that will last a lifetime. 1987,...

The age of Industrialism clashing with Technology. The world has reaped extraordinary wealth & wellbeing since WW2 by international collaboration. (Interdependence) As always, history repeats itself and there’ll always be an...

“Who’s your Master?” He said (a comment made to me by a client) For though I am free from all me, I have made myself a servant to all, that I...

Casual Friday – For city Folk, it means not wearing a tie, for us, it’s a little bit more relaxed. What does an XCOP, XCRIM and an XPREACHER have in common?...

They accused him of associating too much with the Scum Of The Earth. Who did and why did they accuse him? Lawyers & Do-gooders Individuals that just see with shallow eyes...

Clash of two worlds I watched this homeless man take a seat at the head of the table at Times Square and he just sat there watching the world go by....

Longmore, Riverbank juvenile prisons among others was the main topic of discussion with John, who’s now retired after decades of serving our youth. Retirement should be eliminated from our vocab, the...

Don’t judge a book by its cover The Lyndon-James’s family understand Social Capital at its finest I started hearing about this guy called Peter Lyndon-James some time ago and didn’t think...

LOVE IS A CHOICE I just think a lot of men just need to be that – MEN and chase your lady till the day you have breath no more.  ...

Children of unskilled, unlearned and non English speaking migrants 51 years today, 16th April 2019 My parents arrived at the Fremantle docks with all their woes and sorrows of poverty, civil...

I’m glad some people never retire I Just finished a great conversation with a semi-retired teacher/ educator who’s been doing her work for over forty five years Interesting observations through her...

The anchor of a city is the promise it gives. Reshaping, rebuilding to fully appreciate what’s in our midst. 100,000 more residents, students and tourists filling the Perth CBD void, which...

I was privileged to speak to about fifty young men aged between eighteen and thirty in a Perth prison along with prison officers and the prison director. I also had a...

Let’s build the smartest cultural city in the world with the aim of making Perth the gateway to Australia. Smart City Perth is an idea to connect leaders with leaders. It’s...

The moment you walk in, it’s evident wether you’re welcome or not. Picture of John Stefanelli Senior sharing some wisdom with young leaders. I thought it would be good to have...

I know nothing about prisons, the workings of a criminal mind or how the systems of incarceration facilities operate to minimise recidivism. What I do know is, we can dramatically change...

There is something disturbing about the silence of an unchartered track, especially when we make the shift from the safe path to the unknown. While most people can get frustrated by...

I had a catch up with the General Manager of Hanssen Construction just before Christmas and he gives me a gift, my now new coffee cup that I use each morning....

2018 greeted me with a series of medical checks My glasses are thicker, I had my first rear tooth mola removed and then things get a little more intense. Mid year...

How many would close a business because it’s going too well? Hardly, however there are some things more important than popularity. For me, it’s the validation of authenticity and no one...

As a Chaplain to one Australia’s largest high rise construction companies, represented by hundreds of workers from over 60 nationalities, my role was stealth until a need arose. (Run for a...

It was a privilege to connect my old Pastor friend of 38 years with my my first boss, my cousin from my teenage years, to reignite life to this old reception...

In a world riddled with uncertainty, the fabric of society is held together not by mortar alone. Connectivity and safety in society cannot be drummed into our boys with anti bully...

Love is a word least likely to appear in a building contract or a developers feasibility, yet love guarantees sustainability. Having spent the past forty years of my career in family...

We must acknowledge the end of a season and reflect on how good that season was, otherwise we’ll miss the whole point of compassion. Making a difference comes in seasons There’s...

On my morning walk during a quick trip up in Karatha, Red Dog territory, I noticed a man with one golf club and a touch at 5am. I trapped him into...

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These are the individuals that capture possibilities in their imagination first as they walk towards their dreams, not even realising they awaken the sleepy conscience of everyone in their path. These...

It’s a natural tendency to lose touch of the working class person or the battler the busier we get and the more reliant we become on advisors. The crowd starts to...

A couple of weeks ago I woke up early and felt that I needed to honour one of Perth’s elders. Only room for twelve – Keep it small and intimate I...

TOM SMILOVITIS

The perfectionist struggles to experience growth for fear of failure. Always planning and seeking 99.9% in their theoretical results which makes them fail to launch in the real world. By seeking...

Choosing to be ignorant of how goodwill works in community is not an excuse. Corporate and civil social responsibility is everyone’s business. You don’t palm this off to some make-believe GOODWILL...

Updated June 2020 and the positive narrative continues. Seven years on and it’s still happening, wholesome leaders empowering people to build amazing structures in Perth’s high-rise horizon. pic taken at Langley...

Willing to risk and jump into the unknown, we were called migrants In 1968, coming towards the port of Fremantle, my mother looked at the flatness of the land, with no...

My childhood rubbish tip turned into a bird sanctuary with parks and gardens. I can’t help but believe there’s far greater ways to create urban cities that capture the holistic advantages...

“It takes Time, so have the long view – Develop patients with people – Have respect for nature, it’s a great teacher” ~ John Steffaneli The three gems I gleaned at...

Two years later, prisoners are on new paths because something happened that day. The room is empty and the prison guards prepare to bring in about fifty young men, average age,...

Mentoring in Construction is a tough gig, Gerry was my doorway. The following is my story and intro into the high rise construction industry in Perth Western Australia through construction Boss,...

The razor edge of authority Authority is likened to the razor edge of a surgeons scalpel and the two razor edges of a warriors sword. The scalpel- Knowing when to use...

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