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Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan know how to change, shift and influence human behavior like no one else. Off the back of the book ‘Selfish, Scared and Stupid’, their rather disruptive perspective is to embrace human behaviour and accept ourselves at our often self-serving at the core. In this article Dan & Kieran bring us the Survival Mindset – and ask we align both conscious and unconscious thinking to create a culture of the willing.

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| July 27th 2015

When you work in the events industry, you know first hand that mind-melting events featuring excellent speakers, new things to learn and new people to meet are happening all around the place.

During the winter keep your mind warm, alert and inspired. Stay at the top of your game with our hot picks on what’s happening around the country.

Go on; treat yourself, connect, expand your mindset

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| July 23rd 2015

From corporate lawyer to successful comedian and well-known TV personality to keynote speaker for innovation; James O’Loghlin explains how an innovation mindset asks the uncomfortable questions. In this post he outlines 5 key steps that can navigate towards your goals and transform the shape of your life’s direction. 

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| July 22nd 2015

As the owner of the oldest comedy theatre in the US, John Sweeney is a natural innovator as well as a successful businessman. In his forthcoming book, John shares 5 behaviours known to help us embrace the 'Mindset of Discovery' and in turn spark innovation, maximise productivity and increase profitability.  

Rooted deep within the practice of theatre improvisation and tested by a long journey of entrepreneurial growth, John introduces a well versed but non-rehearsed way to apply this fascinating new mode of thinking. 

Visiting as part of  Wired for Wonder, John will be speaking throughout Australia during August.

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| June 16th 2015

For business folks the New Financial Year can generate all the excitement of January 31st, without the fireworks. It's a fantastic opportunity to reflect on the successes of the previous 12 months, as well as to think around important lessons. Still, it's a great time to approach your business with a sense of newness, expectation and clear goals for the year ahead. Resolutions anyone? Our speakers share theirs for the 2015-16 New Year.

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| June 16th 2015

When you're in the events game, things can move super fast! With so many elements coming together, decisive action is a must. Then there are the added extras like supplier contracts, receipts and important notes around agreements and timeframes.

How to keep it all together?

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| June 16th 2015

In this extract from his new book, Myth Busting Economics, Stephen Koukoulas discusses housing affordability and the difficulty of buying your first home or flat.

A pain point especially for young Australians, Stephen shares how buying a live-in house with a 10 year timeframe in mind is a smart investment, provides security and sets you up for life.

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| June 11th 2015

While disruption has been the business buzzword of choice recent years, the past 12 months have been an unprecedented and significant time for fundamental change in organisations.

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| June 11th 2015

An excerpt from her soon-to-be released book, Turning Clients into Advocates, Amanda Stevens brings us 7 key ways to engage your customers and turn them into brand advocates.

Technology is rapidly changing the way we do business. It’s shifting the way we communicate, the way we travel and the way brands are marketed. It’s dramatically altering the way today’s consumer interacts with their favourite brands, the way they shop and the way they form brand loyalty. 

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| May 20th 2015

My haven't we grown!

We are the management team behind some of the world's biggest and brightest thought leaders and keynote speakers. The incredible team of people we represent travel the globe transforming the businesses and lives of the biggest brands on the planet through ground-breaking events!

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| May 19th 2015

Innovation is full of surprises, that might scare you.

Over the past decade I’ve seen my fair share of attempts at innovation. Everything from incremental enhancements, through to bold attempts at disruptive innovation. One thing stands true, innovation is full of surprises that NO company ever prepared for. And often, scares the c#$% out of them. The key to getting 'ideas' right is to make sure you really understand who you are innovating for by getting out amongst your consumers.

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| May 19th 2015

Creativity and ideas often go hand in hand; we think of those who can write, paint, create as ideas people and nowhere is this more evident than in the world of advertising.

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| May 18th 2015

It's 6.30pm. Youre completely exhausted. You barely notice the other people on the bus as you drift off into your own world. If you close your eyes for a moment, youll probably fall asleep. The headlights of the passing cars refract through the raindrops that are trickling down the window next to you. And thats when it happens. Pure genius - only in hindsight its actually obvious. That solution to the problem youve been trying to solve since 2pm when you got back from a late lunch break. You feel a sudden burst of energy mixed with more than a little bit of relief. You write down this amazing idea in your diary, smile, and settle in for the trip home.

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| May 18th 2015

Inspiration can be tough to come across, even when you make yourl iving from writing books, inspiring others and creating new ways for businesses to thrive, finding a never ending supply of light-bulb moments isn't easy.

So we thought we'd turn to our inspirational team of thought leaders to find out what they do to get the creative juices flowing, whether you are a bath person or love the outdoors there will be a gem in here that you can use in your own life - enjoy!

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| May 12th 2015

We've all been there - the business is going in a new direction and you need to collectively think of ideas to support this, or maybe you have a client demanding a fresh approach and so a time and date are set; it's brainstorming time. You and the team sit in a room armed with pens and paper but the ideas just aren't flowing.

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| May 12th 2015

Ideas are like buses, none around for ages and then five show up at once! There's nothing worse than staring at a blank page, pen in hand and radio silence between your ears and this is exactly why the Ode team have created the ultimate playlist to get those crearive juices flowing.

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| April 28th 2015

The Big Pivot: Innovation for the Unpredictable, Expensive, and Digital World of Pharmaceutical and Health

Based on his new book, The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and business strategy expert, lays out a new vision for business in fundamentally changed world.  Some critical mega-trends are changing “business as usual”: deep demographic shifts, resource constraints (that raise prices for nearly every input into the economy), climate change and extreme weather, and, most importantly, radical transparency driven by big data and new technologies that connect us all – consumers and retailers can now ask and answer a range of questions about every product, where it came from, who made it, and how big an impact it has on the world.

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| April 22nd 2015

The Big Pivot: Product and Service Innovation for an Unpredictable, Expensive and Connected World

Based on his new book, The Big Pivot, Andrew Winston, a globally recognized speaker and business strategy expert, lays out a new vision for business in a fundamentally changed world.  Some critical mega-trends are changing “business as usual”: deep demographic shifts, resource constraints (that raise prices for nearly every input into the economy), and, most importantly, radical transparency driven by big data and new technologies that connect us all – consumers and retailers can now ask and answer a range of questions about every product, where it came from, who made it, and how big an impact it has on the world.

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| April 21st 2015

In the face of climate change, resource constraints, and transparency, the most successful companies will specifically pursue resilience. It is resilience that will see them capitalising on the opportunities regardless of the challenges up ahead; whether that be exploding populations, disruptive technologies, natural disasters, resource shortages - the business that puts the strategies for success in place today will remain unbreakable when the rest of the corporate world crumbles.

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| April 17th 2015

It's about that time again! Time for us to start planning our next showcase! But before we do, we want to make sure that these events are still helpful to you and so we've put together this short survey, so we can make sure our next event achieves everything you want it to and more.

 

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