Australia By Numbers

February 24th 2014

There is a very long held assumption that economics is a bunch of very serious people talking about very serious, and dare I say boring, things. But I’m here to prove that just isn’t true!

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The Lost Art of Downtime…

February 24th 2014

In an age where daily life is lived at breakneck speed, are we losing the ability to enjoy downtime to our own detriment?

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What Makes Us Happy At Work?

February 24th 2014

Do you know why the vast majority of people leave their jobs? Many of you will be thinking money or perhaps long hours, or perhaps boredom. But none of these valid reasons play as big a part in driving someone from their job as a sense of not being valued.

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Smartphone Etiquette

February 24th 2014

 In the ever-growing world of smartphones and smartphone users, one thing has become fairly clear: We all love our own phone, but we hate yours. A self indulgent view of life amongst mobile & social technologies.

Mobile life has become the norm, but it doesn’t mean we all have equal ideas about it.

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The Ultimate Mobile Banking App!

February 3rd 2014

There is no doubt that strategies around mobile banking are in the top five priorities for any financial institution. Even with this focus, many bankers have a difficult time making the paradigm shift that is required to build a great mobile banking application.

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Three Steps To Reinvention

February 1st 2014

Technology is evolving and the status quo is being disrupted on a daily basis. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Financial Services sector.

In my short video, I will equip those working in this challenging industry, with the tools to reinvent they way they conduct themselves in business.

Such tools include:

Where you sit on the relevance curve - is your business soon to be obsolete?

How to spot the warning signs that you need to reinvent

How you can innovate to stay ahead of the pack

Through working with some of the biggest brands in the country I have seen first hand, the importance of not only staying abreast of the relevance curve, but of reinvention in keeping your brand competitive.

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The Banking Industry's Digital Big Bang

January 31st 2014

The topic of Digital Disruption has generated a lot of buzz in the industry because of a couple of key reasons:

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Solid Growth for the Finance Sector

January 31st 2014

Australia’s finance sector is on track for several more years of solid growth...

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Collaboration Drives Innovation In Banking

January 31st 2014

Why Financial organisations that work together do better

Ever come to the end of the week, looked at your in-tray and thought 'gee, I could really use an extra day this week'? Well, according to the global CEO survey, workers in knowledge organisations spend up to 25% of every day looking for information. Twenty-five per cent.

So there's your extra day, right there!

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You Can Buy Your First Home!

January 24th 2014

Stephen Koukoulas is one of Australia’s most respected economists. His background covers the spectrum of economic insight - from his role as Chief Economist of Citibank to Senior Economic Advisor to the Australian Prime Minister.

In his latest article Stephen argues against the widely held belief that first homebuyers are being priced out of the market, showing us (and Bridie at The Guardian) that with a little frugality and some more realistic expectations, your first home isn’t just a dream.

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Be A True Hero

January 24th 2014

Yossi Ghinsberg’s tale of survival has inspired audiences all over the world. Having been separated from a group of travelling friends, Yossi was left to fend for himself for three weeks in the harshest environment on earth, the unchartered Bolivian Amazon. With no food and no water, Yossi discovered an animal strength, an innate desire to live that has changed his outlook on life forever.

In this short interview Yossi gives us an exclusive insight into why he took that treacherous journey, his darkest moments and how he pulled through in the hopes that we can each take away a lesson in resilience.

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Through the looking glass… 2014 predictions

January 24th 2014

2014 is upon us, a year that is already showing signs of being a devastatingly successful year for the transformation towards digital nativity… so what do I see the year bringing to the world of culture, behaviour and technology.

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How To Conquer Public Speaking

January 24th 2014

Giving a speech can be a joy or a disaster. It can make you feel ten feet tall, or that you want to disappear into the ground. It can be a humiliating, embarrassing ordeal, or an exciting, empowering and uplifting triumph in which you persuade, entertain, motivate and even move the audience.

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A Dummies Guide To Bitcoin

December 19th 2013

Bitcoin has been in the news a lot lately.

Involved in everything from space travel with Virgin Galactic, NFC with Nio Card and even Snoop Dogg‘s next record.

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Why I Deleted Facebook

December 19th 2013

I recently took the bold step of deleting Facebook... and the experience was incredibly revealing.

Now I guess I should be clear up front. I haven't dropped out of the Facebook world entirely – doing so would spell almost certain death socially and commercially. However, a few weeks ago I did take the dramatic step of deleting the Facebook App off my smartphone and only checking my feed when on my laptop.

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Your 5 Minute 'Greatness' Reset

December 19th 2013

The saying goes that mediocrity is the enemy of greatness, that by settling for good enough we never achieve our full potential.

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Your Money in 2014

December 19th 2013

As is normal at this time if the year, economists are pretty much compelled to outline their main themes for the economy and markets in the year ahead.

I am not different so here we go.

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Why the MC can make or break an event!

November 27th 2013

As the silly season gets under way, many of us will be looking to 2014 & the next 12 months of awards nights, conferences and events.

Often, during the planning process, the question comes up 'do we need an MC?'

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My Analogue Heart

November 27th 2013

Anders Sorman-Nilsson is a Sydney-based global futurist and innovation strategist whose clients include Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and the Commonwealth Bank, as well as his mum's local bricks and mortar menswear shop in Sweden.

In this insightful excerpt from his new book 'Digilogue' Anders reminds us that whilst the world is going tech crazy, there is still very much a place for the traditional; from the analogue Christmas card to the time spent creating a holiday feast. The perfect balance between the past and future is where enduring businesses & brands will prosper.

As a special offer to celebrate the close of 2013, when you confirm Anders to speak at a conference or event before 31st January 2014, you will receive 50 copies of his book 'Digilogue: How to Win the Digital Minds and Analogue Hearts of Tomorrow's Customer' complimentary.

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Your New Years Relevance Revolution

November 27th 2013

So many businesses are sitting here today faced with the knowledge that they are less relevant today than they were a year ago.

They don't quite know how it happened; everything seemed to be going so well. They were THE hottest product last January, but now the numbers say different.

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