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Start with fire

April 6, 2016
When selling fire extinguishers, start with fire, advises an old adage. Yet I often see charismatic leaders who the minute…
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Getting your a**e kicked – the dark side of leadership

March 15, 2016
Within the first 18 months of setting up our business, we had an article published in The Age newspaper. It made…
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Do you have any lighter fuel?

March 1, 2016
‘Do you have any lighter fuel?’ the interviewer asked Chris Darwin, Charles Darwin’s great-great grandson. Once upon a time, Chris…
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Be still my analogue heart!

February 16, 2016
My godmother was in hospital a few years ago having her right knee reconstructed. On operation day, the surgeon came in…
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Social norms: your waiter says more than you think

February 9, 2016
During a recent commute between meetings, I found myself tuned into an interview with a psychology researcher. The discussion focused…
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What is the opposite of courage?

January 27, 2016
When Paul McCartney was in school, he was told he should give up music and get a ‘safe job’ in…
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My love bomb for you

December 15, 2015
Yes, it’s that time of year again: the tinsel is out, carols are playing, and countdown clocks with the number…
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Defying The F-Word

December 7, 2015
The hermit crab lives in a salvaged empty shell. As it continues to grow, this shell eventually starts to pinch.…
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Why NOT in my backyard?

November 23, 2015
A few years ago one of Australia’s leading retailers was preparing to open a flagship warehouse store near where I live…
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How to do a Warren Buffett

November 16, 2015
When Warren Buffet was asked at a conference how he got smarter, he simply held up a stack of papers…
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Strategically Expanding Your Mind

November 9, 2015
In the film The Book Thief a young girl named Liesel finds solace through literature amidst the horrors of World…
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If It Ain’t Got That Swing!

November 2, 2015
I am so over passion, aren’t you? Lately the term “passion” feels like just another buzzword tossed around to sell…