By

Charlie Gunningham
“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” ~ Winston Churchill I trust your Christmas was fine and dandy, spent relaxing and  re-energising, in the company of good friends and family. When you get to a certain age, Christmas is less exciting than when you were a...
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Nearly every topic of conversation this holiday time is veering towards bitcoin, and its amazing run up in value this year. What is the bitcoin? How do you make money on it? Should I invest in it? Do you have some? How do you get some? It’s amazing right? OK, hold on. We’ve seen this...
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Last week I visited an old watering hole with a former real estate client. He’d been one of the first to give our fledgling online business a go back in our first year (1999/2000), when it was far from certain that we had a valuable service, or that we’d even survive. [Our early clients gave...
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An oft-heard refrain these days is a lament “Everything’s changing so fast!” and it would be easy to sign up to this notion. Look how we totally rely on our smartphones these days, turning to them an average of 150 times a day. It makes one wonder what we did for entertainment, news and chat...
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Australia has notched up a world record – 26 years without a recession. That’s the longest time between recessions for any developed country, since records began. During  that time Australia has withstood the Asian economic crisis of 1997, the tech crash of 2000, 9/11, the global financial crisis of 2008 and a mining construction slowdown...
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Anyone can buy things, but selling doesn’t come naturally to everyone. That’s perhaps why 97% of home owners in Western Australia use a real estate agent to sell their home. No doubt it’s also because the agents have the experience and expertise to sell houses. It’s what they do, after all. The average person only...
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Reverse psychology can be powerful. Be kind when friends stuff up and they’ll be  shamed into doing better next time. Tell a family member “I’m fine!” through gritted teeth when clearing up and they’ll be honour bound to help. And so it goes with early stage (seed) capital raisings for startups.  The best advice I was...
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When we were contemplating the best revenue model for aussiehome.com, the online real estate portal we established in 1999, we considered the following main alternatives: Subscriptions – real estates agents pay regular fees to list their properties Advertising – advertisers pay for display ads on the website eCommerce – home seekers can buy/rent directly off...
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“I could leave you, say good-bye. I could love you if I try, and I could, and left to my own devices I probably would,” sang The Pet Shop Boys in 1988. It’s not one of the best songs ever written, but the ‘left to my own devices’ stuck in my mind, and, these days we are often left...
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In an era of self-publishing, you might expect to find some local West Australians broadcasting their views via the channel of podcasting. I’ve been listening to, and in some cases have been a guest on, some of these pods. Some of the magnificent 7 highlighted here have been podcasting for years, some are relatively new...
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About Charlie

For the past two decades, I have driven digital transformation and led change at various innovative companies, obtaining strong results.

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