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  There was a time when Innovation rated more highly in the national conversation about the future than it does today. Whether it is the lack of political and business will or an assessment by our leaders that the national Australians are unable or unwilling to deal with it who knows?  There is no doubt […]

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        Prosperity through Innovation Australia is in a $1.6 trillion global innovation race, where the prize at stake is a bigger share of global wealth, better jobs, and the best access to the products of innovation for addressing societal challenges. Yet we are falling behind our global peers, particularly in student performance […]

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In January 2015, in a Blog Where are the thought leaders?  I questioned the absence of business thought leaders in Australia. It was a “cry for business leadership in Australia”! More recently I published a Blog called “The Messiah is Us” proposing that maybe “it is us” who should stand up! Being a Thought Leader is everybody’s responsibility […]

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      Innovation in Australia. The report, published 26 years ago in (1991), was one attempt by government to focus the conversation on Innovation. It is fair to say, over many years, there has been a lot of innovation in Australia. Furthermore, it is fair to ask what has been achieved and what is happening? Start […]

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Nothing lasts forever. What we know is the universal cycle is ongoing. Disruption, Change and Innovation are an important stage in the evolutionary process. Birth (New Life) – Life – Death then rebirth is central to it all. Dawn, Midday, Dusk, Midnight. Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter. Seeds are planted; they grow;  they flower; they die; they […]

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    As long as there has been humanity there has been innovation and change – even disruption. We talk about it now as though we are experiencing something new. My grandparents grew up in a time of turbulence and disruption which I submit makes what we are living through look like a walk in […]

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  The Global Competitiveness Report 2015/6 has been released, and it provides some interesting facts. The report is based on 12 Pillars.  They are structured into multiple subheadings.  It is interesting reading. Sub-Index A: Basic Requirements Institutions Infrastructure Macroeconomic Environment Health and Primary Education Sub-Index B: Efficiency Enhancers Higher Education and Training Goods and Market Efficiency Labour […]

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 MIT entrepreneurs: The world’s 10th-largest economy Living MIT graduates who have started and built for-profit companies do not qualify as a nation. However, if they did, they’d be the world’s 10th largest economy, with gross revenue falling between the GDP of Russia ($2.097 trillion) and India ($1.877 trillion), according to an MIT Report on Entrepreneurs in  the […]

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In the late 80’s and early nineties, I spoke at a number of conferences as part of the award restructuring debate. The focus of my work then was Australian business culture and I published a paper asking “How does the Australian culture affect your business?” At the time I was national president of a professional […]

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