Anni Grimwade started professional life as a physiotherapist in Melbourne before becoming a management and productivity consultant in Sydney. After completing her MBA at Stern Business School N.Y.U. and moving to Hong Kong, she worked as the general manager of a recruitment company and subsequently as a university lecturer and programme leader before the handover of the colony to Chinese rule in 1997. During a 5-year stay in Jakarta she undertook freelance editing work, and then returned to Melbourne with a growing family where she was able to resume a range of management consulting assignments. She has an Applied Science degree in Physiotherapy and an MBA in International Business. Throughout these different careers, she has baked furiously, qualified as a wedding cake decorator, opened a holiday sewing school for teenagers, become the spreadsheet queen of budgeting for family and friends, and cleaned her house begrudgingly. She is quite good at French, not too bad at Indonesian and tries her hand at speaking 'Teenager' as well. Anni lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband Tim and three teenage children, none of whom listen to her. She will give them each a copy of this book.