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Dear reader, before we forge headlong into another new year with all its promises and possibilities, let us extend the space and perspective gifted to us this time of year to ponder an unpleasant fact. Your typical Year 11 and 12 in WA may not take a Maths or a Science subject. Not only that,...
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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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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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“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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Everywhere you turn these days there seems to be another potential tech disruptor raising its head above the parapet. The topic for today is the bot. The rather cutesy name – bot – conjures up a sci-fi future of robotic machines doing everything for us lazy humans, who might be otherwise left to sojourn on...
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The rise and fall of once dominant people, companies and economies is common place. These days, if you think of the most amazingly successful, be wondering how well placed they will be a decade from now. 10 years ago, the top website in the world was MySpace. It was the first social media darling, quickly to...
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[slideshare id=76085683&doc=startupweekendpitchingtips-14may2017-170518090244] Last weekend was the 10th Startup Weekend event. A sell out, with 118 people attending. From their 1-minute pitches, 15 or so teams were formed Friday night, who dutifully worked their way through their idea(s) before presenting in front of judges Sunday night. Most of them had a working product and some even had...
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Does a company have the right to your twitter account after you leave their employment? Are they in control of what you send out while you work for them? Should they be? Can they be? Does it matter? These questions have vexed many a business owner and manager, and I’d like to share some of my...
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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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