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Economy

In my last Blog I wrote about the Megatrends affecting Australia’s Future. In that Blog a number of mega trends were named The Silk Highway and Great Expectations are just two. These trends are especially visible when one looks at Asia. There is no doubt that Australia is becoming closely linked to Asia and the implications […]

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It is fair to say that Disruption is one of  the business words of the decade. Since 2010 CSIRO has produced a paper on Future trends. Our Future World 2010 CSIRO In this document it published its initial findings on some of the Trends affecting the Future both Globally and Locally. These  trends were identified […]

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In the mid –eighties Ernst and Young (Arthur Young) had an Innovation Questionnaire titled -Innovation Management Needs Analysis. It was the early days of Management Consulting in the “Big Eight” which quickly became the “Big Four”. In the introduction of that survey was a line that stated: “In the majority of companies, the issue is […]

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In my recent reading on Innovation I rediscovered a book, Ideas for a Nation by Donald Horne. (Pan Books Australia 1989.)   It Couldn’t Happen Here (Pragmatism Unmasked) Chapter 24 highlights a series of decisions made by Government in another time. I have reproduced it for this Blog. It is an amazing story. “The following five horror stories were […]

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Over 40 years I have seen a range of concepts floated, peddled, flogged and proselytised. Not one of them has provided the answer businesses are looking for. There are some business leaders who lead and manage competently. The are some who seem to be attracted by the next shiny object and there are some who […]

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