Innovation

Sand, surf, snow and serendipity: sharing your holiday eureka moments – because innovation is a collective

One of the great pleasures of the holiday season for many “C” level executives is taking time out to relax and reflect on the year that has been and the…

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Fail fast, fail cheaply, but more importantly – fail with focus

A few years back, KPMG set about a journey to build a culture of innovation. Central to this was the notion that it is “safe to fail”. An idea that…

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Diversity of Diversities: Inclusiveness of Inclusions – both needed for business innovation

There’s a law in thermodynamics which is called the law of requisite variety. The law says that any system will die when its variety is not at least as varied…

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Looking for capital for your start-up? Australian family offices may be the answer

In a world which has woken to the need for investment in innovation and disruption, there is no shortage of wonderful ideas looking for the financial and non-financial skills and…

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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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Ideas boom or bust? Let’s get “innovation” out of the headlines and into reality

The Ideas Boom; the innovation nation; jobs and growth. Over the past year or so, it seems like we have been inundated with slogans. So much so, that we risk…

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A sharing economy business model? Worth thinking about

Over the last few years, the notion of sharing has been reinvented through technology startups. It’s more formally known as the ‘collaborative economy’ (also called the sharing economy or collaborative…

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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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Worried about creativity…go on, touch the snake

Some His(ss)tory I really, really don’t like snakes. Big ones, little ones, wild ones or pet ones, I don’t discriminate, I dislike them all. I know snakes have their place…

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Re-learning how to play: fueling innovation and disruption

We are opening an Innovation Lab in our new offices in Sydney. It’s an exciting project as it will provide physical space to showcase our innovation, creativity and insights. We…

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The uncomfortable truth of the f-word

I use the f-word regularly, loud and proud. I never used to, I thought it was bad. Bad for me, bad for my career, bad for my relationships. I’ve now…

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Creativity and the art of curation: How do you create your own David?

There is a story that is often told to describe how the greatest work of sculpture was created. How did Michelangelo create such a magnificent work of art? Well, it…

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US Elevator Pitch Expert shares the secret formula to successful pitching with elevate61

As our elevate61 companies can attest, essential to selling your product/service is knowing how to pitch, and to pitch well.  Nathan Gold, (acknowledged as “the elevator pitch expert” by Wall…

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