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1 Feb 2018

It’s far too easy to let your proactive strategy, and even the basics of business, fall by the wayside while you respond to short-term results, knee-jerk fads, disconnected issues and opportunities, or even your auto-pilot behaviours. Here are 4.2 ways to avoid all of...

7 Nov 2017

When words are given flight – from the globally renowned likes of ‘just do it’ and ‘I have a dream’ to manifestos known only by their followers – they have power. And, for every few powerful words, millions have negligible impact. Earlier this year, I estimated I had w...

14 Jun 2017

Fresh out of The Marketing Conference – Queensland’s own marketing booster – I wanted to share a few tips from the outstanding speaker line-up – and just a few simple ‘tricks’ I’ve come across over the years.

#1 Document your decision drivers.

For Simon Sinek, this inclu...

2 Apr 2017

Developing an effective value proposition is not a dark art. It’s a worthy exercise for all organisations and is in reach of all. Here are a few lessons and tips about crafting a great one.

Think first, write second

Not only is it easiest to get your ideas out there firs...

30 Mar 2014

As I was driving home a few weeks ago I was taken by this billboard from McDonald’s. It’s part of their new-ish ‘Our food, your questions’ campaign. What ‘took’ me wasn’t the campaign itself but rather that the question, ‘Does your ice cream have pig fat at all in it?’...

23 Mar 2014

In October last year I had the privilege of joining an amazing group of Aussies on a Trek Peru adventure with World Vision. The focus of the trip was the four-day Salcantay Trek in the Andes. Each person had to raise a minimum of $3,800 to participate; together we rais...

13 Jul 2013

Social entrepreneurship uses business to empower socially-motivated causes. It’s been around for about as long as people have but it feels like it’s going through something of an explosion. Anyone who subscribes to Springwise would be aware of the creative, dynamic and...

17 May 2013

You can get a tad demoralised when you look at all the challenges we’re facing in society today – often without a sense of there being any real answers.

That’s why I am such a fan of the environmental innovation championed by the Groundworks team. It’s called Ecoblanket...

15 May 2013

It seems like a fairly obvious insight – create your product or service around the customer’s world…not yours. Yet, this insight is stunningly absent from a fair number of business strategies. In reality, it’s not hard to do but it is a choice and, for Heads-up creator...

19 Jul 2012

I’ve just returned from a month in Myanmar – my second trip to this extraordinary country. It’s in the middle of one of today’s most remarkable revolutions. Every aspect of their society is facing significant change.

My first visit was only nine months ago and in that s...

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