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It’s more critical now – more than ever – to lead the right innovation in your business. Here’s why… While you may think that none of us have every seen anything like 2020 with its global pandemic, we’ve actually seen this all before. And that experience tells us how we should react now. Out of...
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There are times in your life when you just know you need a change. A change in job. A change in house. Maybe a change in town or country. Change is good. Change is all around us. Change is the only constant. Three years ago, standing in front of a UWA graduating class at Hackett...
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Ever since COVID-19 hit, with its ensuing lock downs, shut downs and stand downs, people have been yearning for a time when we will ‘get back to normal‘. Walking around the shops, restaurants and bars these past few weeks, and seeing the increased traffic on the roads, one might suspect, that in our little corner...
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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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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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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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In the second post of this series, I recall 20 years ago when an evening with Dame Edna led to a memorable phone message, and a dotcom idea … Before the idea was born, there was context. A back story. A breeding ground for an idea, with a few push factors that made me look...
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Valuing a tech startup is one of those ‘how long is a piece of string’ questions (which is no help at all), but it’s still an important factor in trying to raise money for your early stage venture… Naturally, both sides will look at valuation in opposite ways. The plucky founder will want to give...
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A few days ago I was trying to get me some car insurance, having bought a little run around Toyota for the eldest child, who is now learning to drive… So, there I was looking up the usual car insurance companies, and comparison sites, and seeing what kind of a deal I could get for...
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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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For the past two decades, I have driven digital transformation and led change at various innovative companies, obtaining strong results.

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