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How tech is reshaping politics

Technology is changing the world as we know it, in particular our political landscape. Is our system of government broken, simply being disrupted – or both? Mark Mulligan provides a little historical background then takes us through some of the ways tech is reshaping what we thought we knew about politics and ‘democracy’. As I […]

Penny Ikinger playing live at the Old Bar in Fitzroy, Melbourne Dec 2019

Music is an urban resource

In this article, the World Economic Forum identifies music as a finite resource which needs the right investment and support in its infrastructure. Following a period of such significant disruption as we’ve seen through the availabilty of free, digital and live music, the Australian music industry is working hard to get itself back on track. […]

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What do the best employers do differently

Three years of research to provide us with insights into why some employers are better than others – that’s worth a longform read!  Published in the Harvard Business Review, 12 December 2019 What makes a company culture great? To explore this question, my colleague, Bill Baker and I spent the last three years researching the […]

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15 habits to power your productivity

Productivity lists rarely come up with anything new, this one is no different but it’s a good list – practical and easy to follow, and a good list never goes to waste! Habit 1: Use the 80/20 rule The 80/20 rule suggests that 80 percent of our output comes from only 20 percent of our input. […]

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What it really means to be a strategic thinker

Strategic thinking feels like a vague, ungraspable buzzword business-types throw out to sound important. The truth: it’s literally child’s play. Dorie Clark explains in her LinkedIn Learning course, Strategic Thinking. When we are young, we question everything. Our favorite word when we are 2-years-old – why. And then, society smashes that out of us. “We spend a lot of our […]