Entrepreneurship blog

Retool to win in the next decade
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Being an entrepreneur always takes me into interesting and often unexplored territory. Most recently, after the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos drew to a close, Martin Reeves, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Director of the BCG Henderson Institute shared...
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Reinventing the Entrepreneurship Game
In my November blog I described how important it is to unleash the power of innovative entrepreneurship in our digital & connected world, by sharing the first set of three lessons learned from being an entrepreneur. In this second blog...
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Surviving & thriving in the entrepreneurs game
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I was shocked to see in my calendar that it’s exactly 30 years since I exited my corporate career as a top retail executive at the now defunct Australian Coles-Myer Group. I also realized that it’s also my 30-year anniversary...
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Innovation consulting
When I moved on from being a high powered corporate retail executive almost thirty years ago, I took the entrepreneurial leap and initiated a design management consultancy that served the Australian fashion and lifestyle industries. Interestingly, in those days, the...
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What is agile decision making?
I was at a committee meeting recently and one of the guiding principles adopted by the team was “agile decision making - the 80:20 rule”. When I inquired as to what “agile decision making” actually meant, I was informed that it meant...
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What is driving innovation in Financial Technology?
Despite the banks (or perhaps, because of them) FinTech (financial technology) is on the rise in Australia. After all, more than half of Australian SMEs have a loan facility of some description, and only 30% are completely debt-free. It’s easy...
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Insights from my Israel start-up immersion
I was thrilled, when my esteemed colleague, the amazing Tania de Jong invited me, to present a Master Class at the Creative Innovation Asia Pacific 2016 Conference. Tania and I first met several years ago, when she was part of an...
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Going back to the garage – the rise of the intrapreneur
I recently attended a Fintech Meetup involving 400 people to hear the CEO of one of Australia’s four biggest banks speak about his innovation strategy. Unsurprisingly, it is to embrace innovation through technology and to create a "people first" culture. ...
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Top 8 reasons – importance of innovation to your business today
Change is accelerating so quickly, making innovation an urgent strategic & systemic necessity, as well as the key competitive lever left to ensure  organizational survival & sustainability. Living now in the Disruption, Digitization & Connection Ages, our attention needs to...
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Innovate to learn by doing
When I was Qantas airline hostess (in the pre ‘flight attendant’ days) I was required to attend and pass, very strict Emergency Procedures (EP) training. This involved a week long, comprehensive experiential training session, teaching us how to evacuate a...
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