Innovation is not locked up


Much hyperbole has been present in technology and business press lately about the notion of 'unlocking' innovation in organisations.  From research organisations to financial news commentators, to Harvard bloggers, the emphasis has always been on finding a means of opening up traditional industries to the boons of innovation, and to let the natural innovative tendencies of ...

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Issues for Small Business Owners

A few recent posts of mine have focused on small business.  Check them out over on the Salesforce blog. Quick and Dirty Guide to Calculating your Business's ROI from Technology - in which I argue that there's more to ROI than brand awareness and sales. I’ll Tell You What I Want, What I Really, Really Want - ...

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Social Media Week Sydney Wrap-Up, 2014


Note: A version of this post originally appeared on LinkedIn on 29 September, 2014. During the week commencing the 22nd September 2014, I attended most of the Social Media Week event in Sydney. While I'm on the Advisory Board and it sounds a lot like I'm thanking myself, I have to say the content was fantastic. There were ...

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What job do you do?

The Long Road Ahead from

One of the problems I've faced recently is in describing what I do in my various business ventures. I'm a company director and a digital strategist. But I'm also a blogger, a trainer, a public speaker, a change manager, an operations and project manager, I do business development, and on occasion, I can even do ...

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Let’s talk about cheating

Paul Downey. Cheat Like an Artist,

Now on to interesting stuff.  An excerpt I tweeted this morning from a new book on digital education has fired my passion again on the subject of cheating and digital technologies.  The 'cheating' to which I'm primarily referring relates to assessment in educational contexts - exams, essays, research projects and so on.  But I think ...

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Quick update on what I’m doing

So very quickly - before I get back to blogging about stuff that's interesting - I'm now working as a private consultant as well as co-founding one new company (which I can't really talk about yet) and one existing company which is moving in to new territory around executive business training programmes.  I've also been ...

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Recent posts & moving on


Having departed from 1000heads, I'm now doing consultancy work before making a proper decision as to my next venture.  There are a few offers on the table and I'm currently assessing them all before making a final decision. In the meantime, here are my last 5 posts to the 1000heads blog: Point of View | Negative customers ...

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The Relationship between Conversations and Business Innovation

On my recent trip to London, I spent a lot of time catching up with friends on a one-to-one basis. I find this useful because I get more time to ask questions, hear about projects, and share my experiences and responses. It's something you just don't get enough time to do at parties or at ...

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Recent blog posts and articles

It's been a while since I've updated this blog, but I haven't been lazy.  There are several posts and articles from me running around the traps.  Here's a few: The True Meaning of a Digital Enterprise: wherein I discuss the role of technology in facilitating human communication; What stops people sharing: wherein I explore the motivation for ...

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Opening session at Optus Vision 2013

Disclosure: Optus Business is my client at 1000heads.  I'm blogging at this event as a paid participant. Ellen Fanning is here opening the event, and has noted the event is carefully curated. Optus Business MD John Paitaridis takes to the stage to introduce Greg Pearce , MLC who formally opens the event.  Pearce notes that unless ...

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