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These days we are faced with a wide range of media channels. More than ever before. It’s a minefield. But there are ways to cut through… It’s a tough old business Firstly, perception switch. Think of things from the media’s point of view. Media has become a very tough business over the past decade or...
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It’s almost 30 years since I left the UK, and for the past 3 weeks I have visited family, friends, old haunts and new places while two unlikely events happened simultaneously – a heat wave that lasted two months (and counting) and a strong run by the plucky young English football team in the World...
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With Australian companies feeling the pressure of digital disruption – a ‘damburst‘ if you will – new research has found three key areas that companies successful at digital marketing have in common. The research indicates that a clear strategy, team-wide digital literacy, and using data to shape narratives inside a company correlated strongly with the...
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A leader asks not commands, says ‘let’s go’ not ‘go’, develops people rather than orders people… a leader sets the tone, the culture, demonstrates the core values, which begets behaviour. A leader can’t be everywhere, do everything. So it’s crucial that they communicate clearly what they want the organisation or team to do, what the goals...
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Rather than put up an informed debate, all you need now do is roar ‘fake news!’ at anything you don’t like. How has it come to this? Right off the bat let’s be clear what ‘fake news‘ is. It’s pure fabrication, invention and lies dressed up as a news story. It is intended to deceive....
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You’re rushing to a city meeting. You hate being late. The traffic lining up to enter the freeway this morning is particularly heavy, and cars are inching their way, preserving their position, as you all shuffle forwards. At a traffic light, on red, you all stop. To your left side is a petrol station, from...
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Have a look around the world at the less democratic countries, and there you will see a neutered or government-controlled press. I was in a South-East Asian country last year on assignment, and the ruling government managed to put one of the main independent newspapers out of business declaring it had not paid its correct...
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Dear reader, before we forge headlong into another new year with all its promises and possibilities, let us extend the space and perspective gifted to us this time of year to ponder an unpleasant fact. Your typical Year 11 and 12 in WA may not take a Maths or a Science subject. Not only that,...
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Reverse psychology can be powerful. Be kind when friends stuff up and they’ll be  shamed into doing better next time. Tell a family member “I’m fine!” through gritted teeth when clearing up and they’ll be honour bound to help. And so it goes with early stage (seed) capital raisings for startups.  The best advice I was...
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A few weeks ago, I gave the address at the UWA graduation, 18 years after I had graduated there in the same hall. Here’s my speech… and here’s a link to watch (from the 16 minute mark of the night) Well, what an occasion. For those of you graduating tonight, smile, take selfies in your...
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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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