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Are banks becoming irrelevant? Are payments going to be invisible? Where is our money going to be held? Brett King examines all of these questions and so much more in his latest book.read more >
Many of the things we take for granted today would have sounded ridiculous when they were first thought of;
- ‘What about a machine that can fly and carry people?’
Thought Leadership Marketing, the strategy of creating informative and interesting content to better engage customers and drive loyalty has quickly moved from a niche term to a 'must have' strategy for both B2B and B2C companies.
In fact, latest studies show that incorporating thought leadership marketing into their broader strategy is now the top priority for marketing professionals (34.8% of respondents) up from 18.9%. According to another study, 91% of B2B marketers now use thought leadership marketing.read more >
In a world of constant change, how can we predict whether the role we play at work will continue to exist for years to come? In this thought provoking & no holds barred interview with ABC Radio, disruption analyst Michael McQueen gives us an insight into what industries will shortly become obsolete.read more >
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said something to a shareholder that you very rarely hear: take a hike. I’m paraphrasing, but only slightly.
At the company’s latest shareholder meeting, a think tank, NCPPR, pushed Apple to stop pursuing environmental initiatives like investing in renewable energy. Cook went on a tirade — or at least what passes for one from the very cool and collected CEO. He made it clear that he makes choices for reasons beyond just the profit motive. As he put it, “If you only want me to make decisions that have a clear ROI, then you should get out of the stock.”read more >
We're looking for an events industry finance manager. Someone who breaks the mold of the typical finance type, someone who's looking for a challenge, someone who'd rather work in the beautiful leafy suburbs of Balmain than the CBD.
Sound like you? Then read on!read more >
Are you as productive as you could be?
In today’s uber fast pharmaceutical industry, the ability to define and do a multitude of tasks quickly is more important than ever. Not just to drive sales forward, but also to make it home for dinner with our family or partner.read more >
House prices are moving into very dangerous territory.
They are rising so fast and are moving to a point where there is a very real risk of a situation that spills over to poor borrowing decisions, relaxed lending standards and financial market malaise that would threaten to end Australia’s multi-decade economic expansion.read more >
In business these days, it’s not often that we find ourselves staring at a blank piece of paper feeling stupid and frustrated. And that’s a problem. We need to do it more.read more >
Recent years have seen scores of iconic businesses and brands fall by the wayside. The demise of Kodak, Borders and Nortel leaves us with little doubt – shift is happening and no organization or brand is immune to extinction.read more >
Have you ever heard your internal voice filled with doubt, or had a vicious critic inside your head? You’re not alone! These voices, as well as the internal dialogue of anxiety and fear is what can crush or block so many people and… if you let them win…will stop you from doing what you know is needed to be successful.read more >
Yossi Ghinsberg is one of the worlds most loved and respected speakers, he teaches audiences how to tap into their survival instincts in order to over come challenges in the corporate world, using his incredible story of loss and adventure in the Amazon
Here he gives us a sneak peak into his incredible true story.
Don’t let go of the raft! I told myself as the undertow dragged the raft along rapidly below the surface. The pressure on my lung became unbearable.read more >
Having trained pharmaceutical salespeople extensively over the last ten years, I have spent a lot of time going on appointments with them. In that time, I have seen some amazing value adding product presentations. I have also seen salespeople who snuck up and down corridors trying to avoid the receptionist/gatekeeper who would throw them out.read more >
This name conjures up word and brand associations like high-tech, Facebook and big data. But think about the name in two parts.
Firstly, silicon - the raw material for most commercial semiconductors, the backbone of the digital world. Next, valley - a physical description of a geological depression with predominant extent in one direction.
Put the two words together and we have the metonym for the US high-tech industry. This physical, analogue place has been driving digital innovation and the creation of cyberspace for decades. There is a certain irony in this.read more >
Andrew Winston is a globally renowned sustainability expert who specialises in giving businesses the tools to, not only survive in this new world of environmental pressure, but to thrive.
In this excerpt from the cover story of leading business publication Harvard Business Review, Andrew discusses how businesses of all sizes can increase their resilience as the globe heats up.read more >
Do you find your message constantly gets lost in translation? When you are dealing with clients older than you do you see them switch off? Or maybe you are selling the latest piece of tech to the Gen Y’ers and you keep losing their business.
When selling to different ages, the key to success is anything but one size fits all.
In this short video I’m going to outline exactly how to close the sale whether you are dealing with an old school boomer or a trendsetting gen Y’er.read more >
I speak a lot on the importance of finding the third space to help busy people cope with the crazy transitions life throws at you, but we seem to be missing out on the most important third space of all…sleep!
It is estimated that 60% of people in Western society have some sort of sleep problem. This is a significant issue considering that a poor night sleep can reduce your cognitive function the next day by 30%.
However, a lack of sleep or poor quality sleep may have a bigger impact on us than simply just being tired. Research out of the US has shown that people who have reduced sleep tend to be more overweight than people with a normal sleep pattern.read more >
Are mergers becoming irrelevant? Do two relevant businesses now equal one miserable marriage?
For every Fuji Xerox there’s a Sony Ericsson so below are my thoughts on the pros and pitfalls of merging your business.
Wedding bells are ringing. Business marriages seem to be in season. First there were the Microsoft-Nokia nuptials last year and now the blessed union of WhatsApp and Facebook. Even one-time retail rivals Myer and David Jones are flirting with the idea of engaging in consummation rather than competition.read more >
ODE Management is a Professional Speakers Management Agency with offices in Australia and the USA. We are seeking an experienced ‘Chief of Client Relations’ to join our fun sales team.
You will need to be super organised, have a confident personality and extensive experience in sales and account management. A passion for personal development would also be a bonus. Our speaker team range from inspirational authors, business leaders and media personalities.read more >
If you work in telecommunication then you know Cloud computing is all the rage.
But what you may not know is that, behind this influx in cloud computing, lies an environmental motivator.
A recent study from Microsoft compared the environmental footprint of running business software internally or with an outsourced provider (in this case, Microsoft). The study showed that, compared to running their own applications, by outsourcing companies can reduce the energy use and carbon footprint of computing by up to 90 percent!read more >