Colin D Ellis
Leadership | Culture | Success

Five Things

These are a few of my favourite things!

Memorable, influential or just plain fun!


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Fiction Books

1. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
2. My Ride With Gus – Charles Carillo
3. Jurassic Park – Michael Crichton
4. Microserfs – Douglas Coupland
5. Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

 
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Melbourne experiences

1. Cricket at the MCG
2. Shopping at Queen Victoria Market
3. Riding the 100-year-old rollercoaster at Luna Park
4. Cake from Brunetti
5. Eating Italian on Lygon Street

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Cities I’ve been to

1. Los Angeles
2. Tokyo
3. Singapore
4. New York
5. Reykjavik

 
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Movies

1. The Life of Brian
2. Apocalypse Now Redux
3. The Breakfast Club
4. Swingers
5. Shaun of the Dead

 
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Songs

1. There is a Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
2. Morning Theft - Jeff Buckley
3. LA Woman - The Doors
4. Just Like Heaven - The Cure
5. She Bangs The Drums - The Stone Roses

 
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Travel things

1. Noise cancelling headphones
2. Suitcase with good wheels
3. Portable clothes steamer
4. White noise app
5. Yoga mat

 
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Museums

1. Natural History Museum, London
2. Museum of Modern Art, New York
3. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
4. Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
5. The Art Institute of Chicago

 

Gigs

1. INXS at Wembley Stadium
2. The Housemartins at Liverpool Royal Court
3. Depeche Mode at Crystal Palace
4. Oasis at Liverpool Lomax
5. Morrissey at Wellington Town Hall

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Cities I’ve Worked In

1. Tokyo
2. New York
3. Montreal
4. Barcelona
5. Ho Chi Minh City

 
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Whiskies

1. Kilchoman Machir Bay
2. Port Charlotte PC12 Oileanach Furachail
3. Sullivans Cove French Oak
4. Hibiki Harmony Masters Select
5. Glenmorangie Duthac

 
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Albums

1. The Queen is Dead – The Smiths
2. Kick – INXS
3. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
4. Truth is a Beautiful Thing –London Grammar
5. Definitely Maybe – Oasis

 
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Business books

1. The Art of Possibility - Rosamund Stone Zander / Benjamin Zander
2.
Tribes - Seth Godin
3. Creativity Inc. - Ed Catmull
4. Mindset - Dr Carol Dweck
5. Turn The Ship Around -
L. David Marquet

 

Accessories

1. Pocket Squares
2. Cuff Links
3. Watches
4. Beads
5. Lapel Pins

 
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TV Shows

1. Monty Python’s Flying Circus
2. Blackadder
3. The Office (UK, obviously)
4. Spaced
5. Black Books

 
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Artists

1. Edward Hopper
2. Roy Lichtenstein
3. John Constable
4. Caravaggio
5. Vincent Van Gogh

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Everton Players

1. Trevor Steven
2. Neville Southall
3. Wayne Rooney
4. Bob Latchford
5. Tim Cahill