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[tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] The Internet is not free. Not only is this a truism, it is in fact a good thing. If an ebusiness (any business) is to last, it has to create value, and if it creates value, people will pay for that value. Deliver this value in a profitable manner, and you are...
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[tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] A decade or so ago I was whiling away an empty moment copying and pasting pieces of text from my company’s home page into Google, and seeing if it was being picked up. I took the first phrase of the welcome text (which was placed top left) into the search engine and Google...
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[tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] TV was supposed to kill cinema, so was the VCR, so was DVD, so was online and downloading movies. Yet cinema has survived, and in fact has thrived. I walked over the park to our local cinema this morning and watched as my children were enthralled in the latest Pixar offering. Now...
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In the late eighteenth century, the English philosopher Jeremy Bentham devised a circular building that allowed the observers in an institution to keep an eye on the inmates without the inmates knowing when (and if) they were being observed. The design was a circular structure with a tall central tower. He called it a Panopticon,...
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I’ve been noticing a trend over the past year or so, that may point to the death of the website (and world wide web) as we know it. Like you, dear reader, I have apps on my iPhone (and now iPad) that are holding more and more of my attention. I am visiting ‘web sites’ less...
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Formed in 2006, courted by Microsoft, Google and Facebook (but, so far, thwarted), Twitter is the brain-crunchingly simple service that at the same theme, makes no sense and makes perfect sense. On the one hand, what is the point of these short bursts of text (140 character max), SMS-like, that appear all over the place?...
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Two years ago we had our official launch of the WA Internet Business Association (eGroup) and we were casting around for an inspirational speaker. As the inaugural President, I had one name on my list, the CEO of iiNet, Michael Malone. Anyone in WA would know of his company, that seemed to mop up all...
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[tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] In 1977, at the height of disco, Randy Newman shot to #2 in the US with his politically incorrect ditty, Short People. “Short People got … no reason … Short people got no reason … To live” he sang. Was it an ironic dig at ignorance and prejudice? No, said Newman, when...
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[tweetmeme source=”ChazGunningham” only_single=false] A few years ago I picked up a stat from I know not where that “after 8 seconds, if your web site does not load and users know where to go, 50% will leave the site completely“. I reckon that is more like 2 seconds today. Two seconds. Reminds me of the...
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We continually see things that would never have been possible just a few years ago. We rarely stop to even notice… A few days ago I was sitting at a coffee shop with some friends, and to the right and behind me a rather hassled young mother hurridly put an iPad in front of her two...
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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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