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Energise Your Event

April 19th 2016

There's no one quite like the electro-charged Lisa McInnes-Smith. Lisa is a global speaker with over 2,000 engagements under her belt. She is an author, expert in shifting leadership performance and an absolute master of energy management - keeping it flowing and building at every event.

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Seamless Transitions: Weaving Digital & Analogue Worlds

February 24th 2016

Watch futurist Anders Sorman-Nilsson in this fascinating TEDx talk at San Juan Island. You have to create a culture of change in order to be ready for the future... 

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Make Innovation Your State of Mind

February 2nd 2016

In this video, innovation expert and author James O’Loghlin shares 3 key steps you can start using today and every day to turn your mind into a natural incubator and creative channel for innovative thinking.

James has written a brand new book "Innovation is a State of Mind", due for release on March 1st, which outlines a step-by-step process to identify opportunities for innovation, develop better ideas, and grow those ideas into something real.

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Saul Eslake 10 Biggest Economic Trends to Watch

February 2nd 2016

I’ve been thinking about the issues that I’m likely to find myself talking about at conferences and events across the coming year. Here are ten things that I think are set to shape and shape the global and Australian economies during 2016.

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Creativity: Is Fear Holding Back Innovation?

December 8th 2015

An influential driver of innovation, Digital Strategist & Futurist Scott Bales poses some challenging questions to shine a light onto those problem areas that often block creative flow and progress.

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What's Hot in The Economy?

December 1st 2015

As we begin to wrap up another year, we asked one of Australia's premier and favourite economists Stephen Koukoulas for his fascinating take on 'What's HOT in the economy?'

More than qualified to comment as former Senior Economic Advisor to Prime Minister Gillard, and with over 25 years as a Chief Economist, 2016 looks set to bring some positives with consumer spending and tourism. Other areas of the economy have a more tumultuous outlook...

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Matter: Move Beyond The Competition To Become The Obvious Choice

November 24th 2015

Peter Sheahan is a best-selling author and internationally recognised thought leader on innovation and behaviour change. His latest research addresses the burning question posed by leading organisations throughout the world. How do you create a company that matters?

In this video, Pete introduces us to his forthcoming book - Matter: Move beyond the competition, create value and become the obvious choice. This game-changing work provides a workable blueprint to find your edge of disruption and become the obvious choice in the hearts and minds of your customers.

Visiting Australia in 2016, Pete is available to speak across the country from February the 11th - 17th.

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The Vital KPI You're Probably Ignoring

October 27th 2015

Watch multi award-winning speaker and bestselling author Michael McQueen explain how the Law of Amplification is the #1 KPI you're most likely ignoring..

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The Digital Transformation Deadline

September 29th 2015

According to futurist and bestselling author Mike Walsh, the big issue for leaders in 2016 will be digital transformation. Customers are changing. Competitors are circling. Employees are evolving. In Mike's view, without a plan for digital transformation, your company is living on borrowed time. 

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Momentum: How to Get it, Keep it & Get it Back

September 8th 2015

Watch as bestselling author Michael McQueen breaks down the basics of momentum. How can we build it, keep it and get it back working on our side? Michael's brilliant new keynote is one not to miss at DARE.

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Matter: How to Become the Obvious Choice

September 8th 2015

In this changing world, we have to matter. Watch Dom Thurbon share insights from his new keynote about how we can differentiate to become the obvious choice.

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A Practical Guide to the Innovation Mindset

July 23rd 2015

From corporate lawyer to successful comedian and well-known TV personality to keynote speaker for innovation; James O’Loghlin explains how an innovation mindset asks the uncomfortable questions. In this post he outlines 5 key steps that can navigate towards your goals and transform the shape of your life’s direction. 

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Your Life, In Ten Years Time

June 27th 2015

In a future where we convince ourselves that we are younger, longer. Where tech is no longer just wearable, but is intimately augmenting our cyborg bodies. Where Baby Boomers are catching a second wind and dominating the cafe scene in South Yarra, and Darlinghurst.

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Grow Your Wealth

June 16th 2015

In this extract from his new book, Myth Busting Economics, Stephen Koukoulas discusses housing affordability and the difficulty of buying your first home or flat.

A pain point especially for young Australians, Stephen shares how buying a live-in house with a 10 year timeframe in mind is a smart investment, provides security and sets you up for life.

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The Biggest Disruptions Of 2015

June 11th 2015

While disruption has been the business buzzword of choice recent years, the past 12 months have been an unprecedented and significant time for fundamental change in organisations.

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It's Time To Leave The Building

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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Why We Do What We Do

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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The Key To Reinventing Banking

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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Effective Communication In Banking

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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Your Economy In 2015

January 27th 2015

What will 2015 bring?

It is time to think about your business, your personal financial plans and how trends in the economy might impact you in 2015. Without understanding the intricacies of the economy, including what sectors will be strong, where interest rates might be going, what will happen to the Australian dollar or housing or consumer spending, there is a risk that an opportunity will be missed.

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