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Me playing with Fuzu at the Hopetoun Hotel 23-Apr-2007 © Charlie Brewer http://www.flickr.com/photos/charliebrewer/469871336/

Me—playing at the Hopetoun Hotel with Fuzu, 23 Apr 2007 (back when I still had hair). Photo: Charlie Brewer

My name is Grant Young, and I’m an urbanite living in Katoomba, Australia.

I work with the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence as part of the IDX team. Our objective is to inspire, connect and support the next generation of Indigenous digital makers.

I am also one of the founders (and former Chief Design Officer) of online accounting provider Saasu. Previously I also ran Zumio, a social innovation service development and consultancy business.

I am a singer-songwriter, primarily performing on guitar and bass. Most recently I fronted Sydney band Fuzu. Our Reverb Nation profile has some tracks from the EPs we produced. I’m currently exploring solo recording and performance projects.

In 2012 I completed my Masters in Sustainable Practice. My studies revolved around the themes of design thinking, local food, mobile services for behaviour change, shared value and small business.

And I’m a mad keen mountain biker—I love riding the trails up and around the Blue Mountains (and beyond) and have kinda become a bit obsessive about it of late.

On this blog I write about lots of stuff that I’m passionate about—sustainable living, music, politics and other meanderings. Given I work in areas that I’m passionate about, I sometimes write here about things that are related to my work. But please don’t confuse what gets written here with the thoughts and position of my employer or my clients—this weblog contains my thoughts alone. But you were smart enough to work that out already, weren’t you 😉

Feel free to register with this site (so I know you’re not a spambot) and let me know your thoughts about anything I post. Just keep it on topic and civil, and I’m sure we’ll get along. Anyone starts name-calling or getting nasty and personal and my bouncers will have you out of here faster than you can spell “troll” 😉 Oh, and if you’re leaving a comment about a business or organisation you are affiliated with, please disclose that affiliation in your comment.

But enough about me. I hope you get some value out of what I have to say and share.

Light, love and peace. G

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