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I was genuinely flabbergasted. I’d never felt like that before or since, and now, 14 years later, it brings to mind all those fake awards night acceptance speeches where the humbled actors/actresses do their best to express surprise for their win. What do you mean surprise? You were in the final 5, and perhaps the...
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In an era of selfies, self publishing and self everything you’d bet there would be a service that rates your influence online by giving you a score out of 100. Klout’s frighteningly simple idea came to founder Joe Fernandez while he had his face wired shut (really) after an operation. While recuperating he could only communicate via Facebook...
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I enjoy mixing with startup people; and I’ve been catching up with quite a few recently, a meeting here, a cup of coffee there, a presentation somewhere else. So it got me to thinking about the top 10 tips I’d pass on to anyone contemplating a startup… 1. PROBLEM: Focus on the problem you are solving –...
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I was recently interviewed by Business Because, a network for MBA graduates. You first studied in the UK – which country are you originally from? England; I lived there for 26 years before moving to Singapore (7 years) and then arrived in Perth in 1997 – 17 years ago. I was an Economics teacher by training...
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I am reading ‘Startup Nation‘, which tells the story of Israel’s tech startup community – 3,500 or more companies. An incredible number considering a population of 7 million. On this measure Perth should have about 1,000 or so. Maybe it does. A report published last September put it at 200, but this might only be...
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Yesterday I attended  XMediaLab’s ‘Video + Social’ conference. There were 5 main speakers, with information ranging from what you can do with video, to how trad media is dying (if not already dead) to how mobile fuels the demand for video via social. And loads more besides. It’s all about great content, and the Milennials (born...
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Embarrassing. Frustrating. Helpless. Dear reader, these were but some of my emotions over the past 3 days as I was powerless to prevent my blog site going down (yes, the very one you are reading right now) due to the simple fact my domain name (web address) charliegunningham.com had expired.  For 15 years now I’ve been berating...
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Being on holiday for a few weeks allows the mind to declutter, experience new things (I did my first parasail) and see things in a fresh light. And so it was I was sitting in a restaurant somewhere in Penang annoyed at the slowness of the WiFi (or in most cases unavailability of WiFi), and...
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If you want to do more business, it is good to get out there and network. Not only is this good for business development, it is also good for your career. This is because the more people you meet, the more chances there are to meet someone who needs your services. While you don’t go...
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A recent report commissioned by the City of Perth found there are 2,500 people involved in tech start-ups in Perth. The same report also noted that there was only an amount equivalent to $3 per capita available to invest in them. Over in Silicon Valley there is $1,300 per person, in Israel $900, Denver-Boulder $500....
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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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