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Australia Day date change
A few days ago, a few blokes (middle aged white blokes, like me) were in a pub discussing changing the Australia Day to another date. “It should not be held on the day that the English landed in Australia, colonising the country, claiming it as their own,” argued one of them. “Move it to another...
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40 or so years ago, I remember asking my Dad about how he felt during the darkest days of the Second World War...
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Sometimes the world changes on you. It's not your fault. It's nobody's fault...
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Overnight successes tend not to stick. Slow, organic growth is the one that multiplies, multiples upon multiples, hockey stick style...
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There it was on the front page of the Business section, an article (with a photo) right slap in the centre, about a new online real estate website.
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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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For the past two decades, I have driven digital transformation and led change at various innovative companies, obtaining strong results.

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