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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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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ON HAPPINESS AND MEANING

May 31st 2017

A brief comment on the role of meaning in a rich and fulfilling life.

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Are you curious to unlock the next generation?

May 24th 2017

At Ode Management our speakers are world-class curators of customization to solve problems unique to the needs of your business.

That is why we have Included a few topic suggestions below if you are looking to book speakers to help your audiences harness the opportunity found in decoding the next generation.

To understand more about how the Ode's speaker team can tailor their topic outlines to meet your specific brief please call us on 02 9 818 5199 or email .

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What drives the Millennial

May 18th 2017

If there’s one question that dominates conversations I have with leaders and executive teams around the world, it is this – What do young people want?

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Meaning matters to the Millennial

May 18th 2017

Digital disruption, open marketplaces and the rise of entrepreneurship have created a whole new take on the war for talent. Millennial in particular are craving purpose more than just a pay cheque. To engage the best next generation talent and to create high performing teams, smart organizations must tap into the core of human drive for meaning and purpose.

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MILLENIALS AND THE FUTURE OF WORK

May 18th 2017

Worldwide we are seeing how Millennials are reshaping the workplace. In many countries across the world millennials are surpassing GenXers as the largest generation in the workforce. One of the countries where we have seen dramatic changes during the last 10 years is Canada. 

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7 Tips for managing the Millennial

May 18th 2017

With nearly 50% of the world's workforce to be comprised of Millennials in just a few years, they're a demographic your business can't afford to ignore.

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