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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Personal Growth Plan

November 21st 2014

Lisa McInnes-Smith is an expert on personal leadership - whether it's managing your own self talk, or looking at your brand.

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Innovation At Home

November 21st 2014

When you hear the word ‘innovation’, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? More than likely it’s something associated with business or industry or research and development. But to me innovation isn’t necessarily about big business, or even about any sort of business; it’s about thinking of ways of doing things better – and that can happen in business, but it can also happen in any aspect of our lives.

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Decode Your Consumers

November 4th 2014

The sales game has changed beyond recognition - and if the last ten years have brought such dramatic shifts, then we can only imagine what's in store.

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What's To Come In 2015?

October 31st 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, 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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Lead Yourself!

October 20th 2014

The words we say to ourselves are so much powerful than the words we will ever hear from other people, so why is it so hard for us women to be kind to ourselves?

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Be A Negotiation Ninja

July 24th 2014

Negotiations are a frightening part of life, there are no two ways about it. Whether it's negotiating a fee with a client, haggling your worth to your boss or even standing at a check out and making a case for a refund. The uncertainty and discomfort that comes with these situations can leave us feeling weak and unsure. Below, I have outlined some very easy tools for coming across as confident and a person with authority. Remember these steps and the next time you are in a negotiation situation, you will feel less ninny and more ninja.

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Keeping The Events Industry Relevant

July 9th 2014

How does an events company make sure that, with the development of new technologies and new consumer trends, they continue to stay ahead of the relevance curve?

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How To Capture Interest

July 8th 2014

How often have you presented a great initiative only to have it fall on deaf ears? Too many people think features and benefits will sell their idea. Features and benefits help…. but there is a magic step that has to happen first.

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Your Life Is About To Change

June 27th 2014

Ever had a lightbulb blow and then not replaced it for weeks because getting to Bunnings was such a trek? Or have you run out of bread only to find your corner shop closed? These little annoyances are just part of life...until now.

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Set Up Your Day For HR Greatness

June 6th 2014

Your mindset greatly impacts your performance, whether at your busy job in HR, or at home spending tie with your family - the story we tell ourselves has the power to improve our productivity or fill us wit self doubt.

What are the first thoughts that cross your mind when you wake up in the morning?

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A Workforce Of Warcraft Wizards?

June 3rd 2014

Are you looking for a new team member, one who is trust worthy, has excellent leadership potential, can think on his / her feet? Well step way from the recruiter and get signed up on World Of Warcraft.

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