Disruption

Yesterday’s futurist buzzwords have become reality

The fear of disruption, on its most elemental level, is straightforward: the constant worry that your competition will use new technology, new methods and new business models to do what you are not.

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Strategic headwinds hold back Australian growth as CEOs take on digital challenge

Emerging disruptive technologies, environmental issues and the re-emergence of protectionism are top of mind for Australian CEOs who are cautiously optimistic about business growth.

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Dealing with growing pains in Greater Western Sydney – why resilience must encompass justice

The expected growth in Western Sydney as it applies Smart City technologies, develops the stock of quality higher density living and digital connectivity will stimulate knowledge employment and new opportunities for business.

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Education systems, governments and employers need to work together to develop new ways of learning

Greater Western Sydney and other regions are on the cusp of transformative change. This calls for education, government and employers to work together.

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The shifting sands of insurance: disruption strikes and innovation takes over

The $5 trillion global Insurance industry represents the greatest long-term opportunity for disruption in financial services.

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Digital Transformation: More than meets the eye

Inside boardrooms around the world, there’s a constant digital hum disrupting business and life as we know it. Beneath the buzz, the cool and the wow, lies the sheer ability…

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The elephant in the room: why you should care about augmented reality

Last week Apple CEO’s Tim Cook compared augmented reality with virtual reality. He said augmented reality (AR) is the “larger of the two” with virtual reality having a lower “commercial…

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A new agenda for M&A: an innovative pathway towards skills acquisition 

Innovation is increasingly shaping the M&A growth story in Australia. Where traditional M&A may look to incorporate one organisation into another’s traditional line of business through a change of control,…

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Realising post-deal potential: it’s all in the synergy

Buying another business can reinvigorate a company, and disruptive mergers and acquisitions are emerging as the quickest route to this end.

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‘Cow share’ and ‘impossible foods’, disrupting agribusiness from the ground up

Disruption is occurring across countless sectors, with agribusiness no exception. Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have now discovered (and are loving) the immense potential to revolutionise agriculture.

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Judgment Day or the digital labour revolution?

I just spent 10 days in the USA learning about the latest disruptive trends impacting our clients and potentially our own business.

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Disrupt and digitise, but be smart about it.

Digital transformation requires smart decision making and a whole-of-organisation perspective which is just as relevant to privately owned organisations as it is to government.

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Disruption: “Just Can’t Get Enough”

“Giving the fans music for free will make them buy more” was the theory at Mute Records in 1994. Ken Reid was there. As he begins his new role as…

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