Innovation & Digital

#libspill: a new national sport on social media

For a brief moment yesterday, Australia’s national entry in the paragon of factual information, Wikipedia, was ‘updated’ to include a ‘new national sport’.

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Virtual Consultancies: Paradise for Gen Y

While riding in an Uber taxi to my AirBnB, browsing eBay and listening to Spotify, we wonder what professional service firms will look like in the future.

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How “pre-nups” can up the investment in Aussie startups

Startups tend to have a vision far bigger than their bank balances and because of this, external investment is often the only way for an entrepreneur to achieve their dreams.…

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Never stifle a yawn – it could be the key to more innovative thinking

Everybody knows that if you are in the presence of somebody who yawns and you do not yawn soon after, you’re a psychopath.

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STEM: Science, technology, engineering and mathematics: food for the clever country

“The global economy is changing. New technologies and smart companies lead. New industries and new sources of wealth are emerging. New skills are required for workers at all levels…At the…

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I love stuff – the agony and the ecstasy of transforming to the digital age

Recently the ABC’s chain of retail shops, an Australian institution for 35 years, announced they would close their physical stores because the public’s appetite for books, CDs and DVDs has…

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Is gut gone in sport?

Steve Jobs once said, “You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.” Is that “whatever” Jobs was referring to, data? Is intuition-based decision-making, or gut-feel…

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Social media: Too important for wealth managers to ignore?

Wealth management firms tend to make a virtue of taking the long view. Not following the latest investment fad or stock market darling pays dividends over time, so the argument…

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Stick, wear or swallow? Data collection in sport is close to the skin

Data and analytics is changing the business landscape, but it is also transforming sport. Ask any professional athlete and they will tell you decisions around the frequency and intensity of…

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Innovation & the City: Sydney’s date with destiny

When we look at how innovation eco-systems happen, physical and geographical factors should not be overlooked. Cities for example, play a key role as platforms for innovation eco-systems – as…

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Disruption and change: Chief Information Officers have never been happier

The impact of digital disruption on the role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) is well-explored territory across organisations in Australia. Digital disruption is without doubt changing the relationship between…

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AFL, NRL, A-League or League of Legends: Will electronic gaming be the next big sport?

Playing video games has become serious business. Parents who believed that video games were a waste of time may be surprised that their children can now receive scholarships to some…

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Friday beers and hangover helpers: startups target the microniche

Forget your Snapchats or Airbnbs, it seems that the latest batch of buzzworthy startups are focusing on what has been coined “the microniche”.

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