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Sometimes the world changes on you. It’s not your fault. It’s nobody’s fault. Even if it was, blaming someone else doesn’t remove the fact that the world has changed anyway. What does matter is how you deal with it and the actions you take to ensure you are still around after the current crisis recedes....
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In the seventh post of this series, I cast my mind back 20 years to when I co-founded a tech startup … So there we were. We’d launched our new tech onto an unsuspecting world. A few early (aka brave) customers were trialling it. Likewise some brave staff members and investors were on board. Here...
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On the morning of the 6th December 1999, I took the 99 bus from near my house down to the aussiehome.com office in Nedlands, getting off one stop early to pick up the copy of the local newspaper.
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One of the best educators, mentors and human beings I have ever met passed away last week. He had a huge impact on my life...
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It was the 9th of the 9th ’99 when I walked into the headmaster’s study and handed in my letter of resignation… Twenty years ago today. It was a big step. I felt I had to give this crazy new tech startup a go, and it was before we had kids, so felt it was...
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I was speaking at a business breakfast the other day, and the subject of the morning was ‘creating an enterprise culture in WA‘. With our long history in successful resources and other entrepreneurial ventures, one might think that we had a great enterprise culture already. And we do. If you want to develop a mine,...
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In the fourth post of this series, I recall 20 years ago when we decided on a name for our startup, and the issues it then caused for the next decade… Before the idea, there was context, an unforgettable comedic event before we talked to people we trusted about our idea. Now, a few weeks...
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In the third post of this series, I recall 20 years ago when conversations with various people massaged ‘an idea for a business’ into a business itself … Before the idea was born, there was context. Then – spookily – an unforgettable comedic event would herald the idea. Now, the idea needs testing. Could it...
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'It was 20 years ago today' the Beatles famously sang on Sergeant Pepper in 1967. Well, more than half a century later I'm reminiscing and musing about 1999, 20 years ago...
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Watching the fall out from the 2016 Brexit vote has been met with increasing alarm and bewilderment. No matter what side of the debate you are on. The increasingly entrenched tribal views of each side of the Brexit question have added to the mess. No one is listening anymore. Hard, extreme core groups are facing...
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For the past two decades, I have driven digital transformation and led change at various innovative companies, obtaining strong results.

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