Book author interview: David Stannard “Its Not About the Dirt”

By | April 1st, 2017|Bordeaux Wine, Its Not About the Dirt, Learning, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion|

Now available! "It's Not About the Dirt" by David Stannard David Stannard has just launched his second book “It’s Not About the Dirt”. Following on less than 12 months from the release of his first book “From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” we sent our Paradise Rescued columnist out to interview our Founder

“Its Not About the Dirt”: The Value of Failing….

By | March 4th, 2017|Its Not About the Dirt, Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion, Sustainability|

In my recently released book "It's Not About the Dirt", I have opened in a strong manner. Not controversially, but reasonably full on. Chapter One is entitled "Success is Built on Failures". No matter how well we plan or implement a project, challenges and failures occur. It's how we respond to those events that will determine our

New Year – Resolutions, Revolutions or Evolutions?

By | January 1st, 2017|Learning & Leadership, Mission Vision Passion|

Happy New Year 2017 from our team at Paradise Rescued Happy New Year. I would like to open this first 2017 Day 1 blog by wishing all our customers, fans and readers every best wish for a happy, healthy and successful 2017. So what’s your plan for this year? Did you have a plan

Vision – Rehearse your Future

By | September 25th, 2016|Paradise Rescued|

“A dream that has no Vision is like a bottle of wine without a glass. It’s potential cannot be realised.” David Stannard Sunset behind the 12th century church of Cardan Bordeaux - the inspiration for the Paradise Rescued Sustainability project. One of the key items on our Paradise Rescued “To Do” list is

Leaders set the Values

By | June 19th, 2016|Cabernet Franc, From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Learning & Leadership|

Founder Director Leo Mooney welcomes us to Yarra Valley Dairy Two weeks ago, it was a pleasure to be able to do a mini-launch of my book “Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” at the Yarra Valley Dairy cheese factory. It was inspirational to listen to Leo Mooney, the founder

Everything rises (and falls) on leadership – Thank you John Maxwell

By | March 28th, 2016|Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media|

I was honoured this week to have been invited to chair the The Eventful Group’s 2016 Mainstream conference in Melbourne. It was an exceptional conference in its field of industrial plant reliability leadership and engineering maintenance. And I was surprised at the change in the content and language since my last participation in the event.

Grape Moments – Our Book author interview: David Stannard

By | March 19th, 2016|From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Grape Moments|

Paradise Rescued Founder Director David Stannard has just released his first book “Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” *. We asked our weekly blog columnist to catch up with David and ask him all the questions that we (and our fans have). We caught up with David in Melbourne preparing for the

New book release: Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc

By | March 12th, 2016|From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media|

It’s here, ready and now published! We are proud to announce the publication of “Paradise Rescued – From Cabbage Patch to Cabernet Franc” written by our Founder Director - and now Author - David Stannard. “In 1992 when English born and educated David Stannard purchased a small holiday villa in Bordeaux, he never dreamed that

Paradise Rescued – our Vision revisited

By | September 10th, 2013|Cabernet Franc, Learning & Leadership, Marketing & Media, Mission Vision Passion|

There is no perfect time to review and refresh a vision, but when you have passed the expiry date on the current one, that’s a good hint to stop, have a good hard look and think about the future. B1ockOne varietal Bordeaux Cabernet Franc Our first Paradise Rescued Vision has been a key

Vine2Wine – Magic Merlot Miracle

By | July 21st, 2013|Sustainability, Vine2Wine|

Last week we brought you the update on Cloud9 Cabernet Franc. This week we will look at Merlot! The Hourcat Centre story is a modern Magical Merlot Miracle! It is less than two years ago that we were lucky enough to be able to purchase the Hourcat Centre block comprising a 1/10th hectare block of