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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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One hundred years ago today, at this time, the guns fell silent. The great war was over. We pause now to remember those that fell, that never came back, those that were scarred for life, families affected… the massive sacrifice. It was a bludgeoning war, a stalemate of forces stacked up against each other, smashing...
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Anyone running a business should understand, with laser like clarity, the customer problems their business solves. Not only will this mean the business will be focussing on the right activities, it will also be the single greatest determinant of the business owner’s wealth. There’s a coffee shop (restaurant really, that also does a nice coffee)...
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Now in its second year, UWA showcased its Launchpad graduates – which gives participants full six credits for any undergrad course at the university – at an annual pitch night… ‘They never had uni courses like this in my day‘ – is what almost every audience member over the age of 25 was probably thinking, as...
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In the THIRD post in this series on ‘how to win free media for your business’, we look at press releases. Earlier we looked at the importance of thinking like the media, and there were also 15 pieces of advice to bear in mind when contacting the media. A well written and target media release can...
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In the first post, we set the scene. Media is a tough business and you have to put yourself in their shoes if you are going to understand how to approach them. Below, there are 15 pieces of advice, that will help you win a nice steady stream of free media attention, which will strengthen...
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