The Millennial Megatrends Scaring C-Suite

October 31st 2017

There's an emerging megatrend that's scaring executives the world over. Millennials are upending business-as-usual, demanding that organisations re-shape their DNA to compete for this ever-growing market segment.

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Making Meaning for Millennials

October 30th 2017

Meaning is very quickly becoming the most powerful driver of engagement, fulfilment and performance in the workplace.

The movement towards meaning has been bubbling away for some time, but it’s still pretty misunderstood. A few years ago a major report from the Career Advisory Board made a couple of eye-opening findings. When asked, managers felt the most important factor for millennials was securing a high-paying job. But when that question was asked to millennials themselves - money was secondary. For millennials, meaningful work was the single most important factor in defining a successful career.

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Surviving the Retail Suicide Mission

October 30th 2017

"Life is short, and people’s attention spans are even shorter. Your brand DNA is your story." This was Johnny Earle's advice at HubSpot's Inbound conference late last month. And as the crown-prince of turning a short attention span into a retail empire... he'd know!

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The Millennial Threat to Banking

October 30th 2017

If you ask a banker what the biggest threat to their industry might be, the answer would likely be "blockchain"... the ominous-sounding technology that powers cryptocurrency and is proving something of a headache for banks trying to innovate their way out of the red tape of the past. 

But that's only half the story...

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What REALLY matters to Millennials

October 30th 2017

The business world is obsessed with millennials. Who they are, what they want, and how they perceive the world. Dr John Izzo believes that virtually no-one understands what really matters to millennials.

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The Financial Services Battlefield

October 21st 2017

It's time for lenders to face their fears. It's a battlefield out there for lenders, where leadership and courage must go hand in hand for previously unassailable institutions to survive.

Matina Jewell outlines what's required of true leadership to face the challenges of the 21st century - and they're not that different from what's required of combat leadership.

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Finding the digilogue in financial services

October 21st 2017

It seems almost counter-intuitive that big-data could help financial services be more human, could connect them to the emotional needs of their customers. As banks strive to get away from their image as cold, unfeeling entities, the truly future-proof fintech thinkers are looking beyond demographics to solve the problem of a digital entity trying to understand the analog heart.

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The Australian economy remains in good shape.

October 21st 2017

Calls of housing crashes, banking busts and general gloom will be wrong again.

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Matter: The future of financial services in an increasingly disloyal, disrupted world

October 21st 2017

According to Havas Media’s Meaningful Brand index, consumers wouldn’t care if 75% of brands disappeared tomorrow. So, the real question is: is your brand one of the 75%, or the 25%?

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The housing downturn – what’s it mean for you and the economy?

September 26th 2017

The housing market has peaked with prices no longer growing. At the same time, auction clearance rates are lower and a solid pipeline of new supply – particularly apartments – will soon flood the market in a number of cities and regions.

The big question for business and individuals - how severe will the downturn be and what does it mean for the economy?

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Top 20 Trends Report

September 26th 2017

This report draws on over a decade of trend forecasting to highlight the top 20 trends that will shape the next decade. Whether these trends become an existential threat or an exciting opportunity for your business will largely depend on your perspective and preparedness.

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Want to get productive? Start by doing nothing.

September 26th 2017

Bored yet?

Shame.

You’re missing out.

I've always found boredom very productive. It can kick start a seized mind. If you are blocked up you take fibre. Believe me, when you get to my age ‘fibre’ is on your bucket list. So, think of boredom as ‘mental fibre’. Gets thing moving ‘upstairs’ again.

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How to create a workplace culture that counts

September 26th 2017

The value of a strong workplace culture is no longer debated. It’s no surprise that the biggest brand on planet, Google, has also won Fortunes' Best Companies to Work For 6 years in a row. However, this begs two obvious questions a) what kind of culture should your place have, and b) how do you make it happen. Read on.

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Odecast with James O'Loghlin

September 25th 2017

This edition we have something we've been working on for a while.

Launching on iTunes soon, ODEcast is designed to spread the thought-leadership of Ode speakers to the world, not just the conference stage!

This month's episode: James O'Loghlin talks innovation!

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Get the gift of amazing research

August 1st 2017

On the heels of another incredible DARE Speaker Showcase in Sydney last week, one of our most dynamic presenters has put together a gift that you won't want to miss.

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My Rock N' Roll Life

July 20th 2017

Today Mark Schulman is one of the most recognisable and well known drummers in the world. He's also a remarkable business mind and commanding keynote speaker. So what makes Mark tick?

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Digital Darwinism: How to Survive that which killed Blockbuster

June 7th 2017

We live in an era of "Digital Darwinism," a time when technology and society are evolving faster than the ability of many organizations to adapt. It is for this reason (along with a myriad of other problems of course) that in fact killed Borders, Blockbuster, Polaroid and the like. Not only did digital Darwinism cost us close to a half billion job, it's only accelerating.

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