Government

Putting Together The AMCRC – ACES Strategic Alliance

Posted by on February 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Over the last couple of months I have been working to put together a strategic alliance between my client, ACES, and the AMCRC. Putting together an alliance between two bodies that are funding substantially the government, and therefore taxpayer funds, is not an easy thing. Well, not if you want to do it properly, that […]

Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood

Posted by on January 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Back in the 1960′s in the UK there was a band called The Animals. One of their early hit records was a classic blues song called, “Please don’t let me be misunderstood”. Being misunderstood can be the difference between winning and losing. As my old friend and mentor Rob Irving used to say, “It’s not […]

An Unusual Dinner

Posted by on November 25, 2012 at 10:40 am

Last Thursday evening I went to a book launch. Not just your average book launch with a glass of chardonnay and some canapes, mind you, but instead a book launch and formal dinner for several hundres in the ballroom of the 4 Seasons Hotel in Sydney. And the event wasn’t just remarkable for the dinner. […]

The Solar Decathlon Project

Posted by on August 10, 2012 at 5:20 am

The Solar Decathlon has been called the “solar olympics” by some people. It is a regular global competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy to build a totally sustainable house. For the first time there is an Australian team, the team from UOW and they have a really good value proposition for their entry. […]

A Very Japanese Story

Posted by on February 21, 2011 at 8:32 am

Last week I was in Japan for the Nanotech conference. It was very interesting…. I made some new friends and I think that there will be a couple of very interesting business opportunities that come out of it. But that is incidental to what is important in Japan. What is important is trust, friendship, respect, […]

Government By GetUp!

Posted by on August 22, 2010 at 12:33 am

It seems that the election yesterday has resulted in close to a dead heat between the major parties – a hung parliament. This can be seen as a major problem in that it can stop legislation going through, or, as I like to think, a huge opportunity for good sense. And this is why: When […]

One Week To Go To The Election

Posted by on August 15, 2010 at 11:45 am

Only one week to go until we find out who is going to be our Prime Minister… Its kind of like Christmas, but where you suspect that while you have asked Santa for a bicycle, the likelihood is that you will get either a couple of pairs of socks, or a a plastic airfix kit […]

The Most Amazing Election

Posted by on August 2, 2010 at 8:49 pm

This has to go down as one of the most amazing elections in Australian history. In it neither of the alternative Prime Ministers have said anything remotely bold – until today. Julia Gillard said that she would stop following the script and be herself. Does that mean that she might say something exciting or memorable? […]

Statistical Anomalies in Reports Originating in the EU

Posted by on March 29, 2010 at 10:26 am

Introduction Over the last several months a number of reports have been published on the impact of file sharing of popular music on Europe's macro economy. The purpose of this paper is to identify a number of arguments that have been made that are provably false or present data that is contrary to other so-called […]

USA DOE Cooking the Petrol Consumption Books.

Posted by on March 3, 2010 at 5:24 am
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Depending on your point of view, it would appear that Government Departments are either very good or very bad at cooking the books. (Although possibly they didnt forsee independant analysis of the data….) For the last few days I have been researching for an article that I am writing on Perceptric.   There are various […]