Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australia

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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Technology and the future of work

Rapid advances in technology are making inroads in the workplace. What will this mean for the future of work? Economists, Adrian Peralta and Agustin Roitman share their insights. Many feel anxious about the impact of new technology on their jobs. This is not new. In fact, it dates back at least to the Luddites movement at the outset of […]

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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. […]