DEAR ARTHUR SINODINOS

DEAR ARTHUR SINODINOS

Welcome to your new role as Minister for Innovation. I am a big believer in your mission and hope you can keep it for longer than those that came before. You will need to convince your colleagues that innovation takes time. Explain to them it is a cliche that startups...
WHY HIGH-VIZ MUST INNOVATE

WHY HIGH-VIZ MUST INNOVATE

Bruce Herbert is the Chief Supply Chain Officer for Coca-Cola Amatil East Japan. I asked him to write this post after he expressed a view during his closing remarks at our Firehose hackathon that struck a chord with me. 100 people had just spent 54+ hours...
HOW YOU CAN HELP #NEXTMONDAY

HOW YOU CAN HELP #NEXTMONDAY

This is a message to the innovation community of Australia. Friends, we are on the bleeding edge of the disruptive wave. Those that know me, will know I am a ‘stubborn optimist’. It is very hard for people like me to imagine that the future is worse than the past. You...
STANDING AT THE START OF GEELONG’S NEW RUNWAY

STANDING AT THE START OF GEELONG’S NEW RUNWAY

This is a guest post by Leighton Wells from Runway Geelong.  Geelong is transitioning, of this – there can be little doubt. Transitions are of endings but they’re also of beginnings. It’s these beginnings and the possibility that they bring that are truly exciting....
HOW I COACH ENTREPRENEURS

HOW I COACH ENTREPRENEURS

I have been coaching entrepreneurs for about 10 years now. Before that I was making theatre performances. These two big streams of life have informed my practice as a coach for entrepreneurs. I have been asked to analyse what I do, so here it is. COACHING JOBS TO BE...
EMAIL TO NICK: THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE

EMAIL TO NICK: THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE

Nick Abrahams is a leading technology lawyer and a great mate. We co-founded Lawpath together and he is well known for his book: Digital Disruption in Australia: A Guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors & Corporates. Tuning into future trends is important to our work...
CAN YOU CHANGE THE OUTCOME?

CAN YOU CHANGE THE OUTCOME?

When starting a new venture, there are a bunch of reasons why the outcome can’t change. The team loves the solution. The team doesn’t have authority to change. The team is inspired by some other business and believes that replicating it will have equal...