Posted by on December 7, 2012 at 10:09 am

I am producing the AdBioFab conference again. It will be at the Sydney Business School on December 18th. If you are interested in attending visit the AdBioFab website to find out more or to register. If you are a regular reader of this blog and want a complimentary pass for the conference add a comment […]

Developing Scenarios To Aid Planning

Posted by on November 4, 2012 at 7:38 pm

Last Friday I gave a brief presentation on scenario planning, to the research groupthat I consult to. One of the things that came out of that all too brief session was that there is a very real lack of understanding of  interdependency of nations and of industries in a globalized economy. It is remarkable how […]

X Media Lab And Hyperconnected

Posted by on May 28, 2012 at 5:53 am

In the next month in Sydney there will be a lot of attention on connectivity. First there is the XMediaLab conference and the accompanying workshops to be held at the Sydney Opera House. Then there is a much smaller event to be held at the Sydney Business School – Hyperconnected. Both of them are working […]

On Finding The Fulcrum Of Understanding

Posted by on May 11, 2012 at 8:16 am

One of the most difficult things to do these days is to focus. There are so many distractions vying for our time, and while we may think that we can multitask, parallel process, and generally do everything, the reality is that we still live our lives in a linear way and to achieve great things […]

How Do You Motivate Real Change?

Posted by on March 24, 2012 at 5:36 am

I was at a conference yesterday in the nearby town of Nowra. It was put on by and for local business people. As the organizer, Linda, said to me, its the kind of event that when times are tough, small business people should participate in and attend. I talked about disruptive technologies and how they […]

The Digital Steamroller

Posted by on March 3, 2012 at 7:11 am

Isn’t it amazing that in a world in which so many things are so obvious, so many people keep on ignoring the signs. When there is so much momentum for change so many people keep thinking “same”. Steve Jobs had a great instinct for the signals of change and the way that one mans infrastructure […]

Conferences And Scientists

Posted by on February 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

I am in Geelong today. I had to give a brief talk at a breakfast forum of scientists and business people yesterday morning which was a follow on from a previous event in Melbourne. It was hosted by Deakin University and built on feedback from the last business forum breakfast event that the Centre of […]

The Trick To Getting Great Customer Service

Posted by on February 3, 2012 at 7:23 am

You would think that it might be reasonable to assume that good companies aspire to provide great customer service, wouldn’t you. Some companies establish customer service as their primary goal. The bigger the company, the more the focus on the customer, in my view. But how much do we, as customers, help them to achieve […]

The Year Ahead

Posted by on January 6, 2012 at 3:01 pm

It looks like it is going to be a big year. This year I will be back at University Of Wollongong teaching in the Arts Faculty – the same subject as last semester, ARTS301. I had tremendous feedback last semester from students. The subject is really about helping those about to graduate to understand how […]

The Destruction Of Leadership As We Know It

Posted by on September 10, 2011 at 6:39 am

Digital technology empowers and it destroys. As the legacy silos entrench themselves and become more polar in their approach the silos start to crumble. It happens in business and more of that later. As is incredibly visible right now, it happens in politics. Sometimes those silos are not really about the leader or the policy […]