Sir Richard Branson to Open the Creating Climate Wealth Summit in Sydney next week

If I had a lazy couple of thousand dollars lying around, I’d love to attend the Climate Wealth Summit next week. To be held at the Shangri-la Hotel, Sydney on July 7-8, the summit is a joint production of Richard Branson’s Climate War Room and Janine Cahill’s Future Journeys. There’s an impressive line-up – and the event is limited to a small number of...

Global Map of Social Networking 2011

The folks at Global Web Index have investigated the patterns of consumer adoption and pulled together this infographic map. On this scale, it’s easy to see where (and how) trends become markets and how patterns of use become opportunities. Look for example at China’s massive online population, sitting at 155 million – dwarfing Australia’s paltry 7 million. Look...

Five Must-Read Posts from Last Week

Whittling down the bulk of great posts into five distinct items can be challenging. As the web evolves, and as we all get better at communicating using it – the quality of thinking and the volume of quality posts begins to explode. These five must-reads are my small contribution to filtering and connecting. Hope you enjoy them! Peter Economides explains with...

Beyond TV – ‘Go Back’ is a Must-Have Experience From SBS

As a rule I don’t watch a lot of television. It’s often not challenging enough or emotionally engaging. But last night as I was prepping for a little writing after an already long day, I spotted a number of tweets about a show that sounded compelling. SBS’ Go Back to Where You Came From takes six ordinary Australians on a reality TV style adventure – living...

Help Young Writers Be Published

I can well remember the excitement of seeing my first piece of writing in print. And yes, even in this age of easy access to web publishing and on-demand printing, there is still something visceral that comes with your own name in print. On a page. In a book. And that’s exactly what Vibewire is now working on. Their quarterly anthology captures captures the...