disruptors... thought leaders... innovators...

| May 20th 2015

Do you find yourself making friends with your customers? Do you believe your clients come first and that it's your world-class service that gives you the edge? Then you are just who we are looking for!

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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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| April 14th 2015

After the craziness of the IASB event in New Orleans I wanted to send you a personal message with some key takeaways and ideas from my keynote!

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| April 14th 2015

You've just come back from an awesome few days at IASB2015 and the emails have sure piled up! You've got all this inspiration and ideas for your clients and the last thing you want to do is go hunting for the information you need to get the job done.

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| March 30th 2015

The battle for business may be being fought in boardrooms, but it’s being won at dinner tables, and the brands, organisations & people that have the competitive edge are the ones that know the secret to turning their clients into walking, talking advertisements.

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| March 30th 2015

The battle for business may be being fought in boardrooms, but it’s being won at dinner tables, and the brands, organisations & people that have the competitive edge are the ones that know the secret to turning their clients into walking, talking advertisements.

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| February 17th 2015

After starting out of the trunk of a car in 2001, Johnny Cupcakes has grown to be an exclusive, international t-shirt brand with "faux-bakeries" in Boston, London and Los Angeles and pop-up shops around the world. Over the past 10 years, an inspiring community of collectors has formed, prompting customers to camp outside the stores for up to two weeks for limited edition product releases, while thousands around the world have inked themselves with Johnny Cupcakes tattoos.

But it wasn't an easy road! Here I want to share with you just a few ways in which I have been able to create hysteria around my brand so that you can take away some pointers on how to replicate this in your teams, businesses and lives.

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| February 9th 2015

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of ANZAC, 100 years since our troops landed on the shores of Gallipoli.  Matina Jewell served as one of six Commissioners on the ANZAC Centenary Commission alongside former Prime Ministers Bob Hawke and Malcolm Fraser.  In a 100 second interview we ask Matina her thoughts on the ever changing world of finance.

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| February 5th 2015

The finance and banking industry has gone through a huge shift, and the change won't be slowing down any time soon.

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| February 3rd 2015

Recently, I had a meeting with a large finance firm. One of the senior people opened the discussion with:

“What I thought I would do is give you a bit of a lay of the land, so that when you step up to the plate, you will have an understanding of the arena and the context in which we are playing in here. Because at the end of the day going forward, what we need to do is to all sing from the same song sheet. I’m not talking about going after the low hanging fruit here, but I really think we need to think outside the box. Because until we get the buy-in of all the stakeholders, we are going to find ourselves falling back into the old patterns of play.”

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