Walking the Tightrope

I realize all you young go-getters would work 25/8 if possible.

You know who you are. Full of fire and passion to make your startup a success, allowing the business to consume all your time and feeling invincible enough that nothing so mundane as sickness would ever hold you back.


However, heed this advice from a 20-year business veteran who has learned the hard lessons from helping teams all over the world. 


Breaking Bad - A Lesson In Innovation

I recently had the opportunity to interview Vince Gilligan, the creator, producer, writer, sometime director and overall mastermind behind ‘Breaking Bad’ one of the greatest television series ever made. In fact, in my opinion it’s the greatest. This is what I learnt from speaking with him:


How To Profit From Going Green

We live in a fundamentally changed world. It's time for your approach to strategy to change, too.

In this short video I'm going to very clearly outline how businesses need to drive change in order to gain huge profits from this new, greener frontier.


Building The Downloadable Bank

In this revealing and educational interview with Wired Magazine, globally respected banking innovator Brett King talks banking trends and how he came to create the worlds first downloadable bank.


A Guide To The Ultimate Brainstorm

We've all been there - the business is going in a new direction and you need to collectively think of ideas to support this, or maybe you have a client demanding a fresh approach and so a time and date are set; it's brainstorming time. You and the team sit in a room armed with pens and paper but the ideas just aren't flowing...


Make Innovation Your State of Mind

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.


New Book Innovation Wars. The Pre-Order Has Begun.

To respond to the ever growing demand amongst my clients, I'm launching my new book Innovation Wars, with the pre-orders starting on May 2nd. After the success of my previous book Mobile Ready, I've chosen to partner with Publishizer to build the support to produce an amazing innovation tool. You can pre-order the book here.


What the Bell Shakespeare theatre company has taught John Bell about Leadership

In the 25 years he led his eponymous theatre company, actor and director John Bell has learned a lot about leadership. Here he shares his experience.


Top 20 Trends Report

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.


The Proptech Opportunity

Property on the blockchain? Smart contracts and bitcoin-like management of decentralised property ownership is coming. And that's just the start.

Although consumer demand has driven the widespread adoption of online real estate listings, the mechanisms and processes of real estate have gone largely unchanged for decades - or longer.

That's all starting to change.


Multi Million Dollar Businesses With Humble Beginnings

If you’re looking for a frosted delicacy don’t come a knocking to Johnny’s Cupcakes. The bakery themed retail shop features t-shirts, shorts, sweaters, and undergarments for sale using a cupcake motif and a cupcake/skull design as the company’s logo. The founder of the retail shop is none other than Johnny Earle, a young musician who started selling his original designs on t- shirts out of the trunk of his car. The band player showcased his designs when on tour, granting him great exposure, before quitting to pursue the retail business full time.

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