The Thought Leader Journey

Up until recently, I have rarely listened to podcasts. They just did not seem to work for me. I didn’t have the regularity of travel or the time to focus. But podcasting seems to be riding a wave of new popularity – and an explosion in the type and number of podcasts combined with easy to use apps has seen me start to change my ways. And with an interest in...

Last Chance to Enter Telstra Australian Business Awards

You have a week to get your entry in for this year’s Telstra Australian Business Awards. The awards close on Monday, 30 March 2015. The Awards program has recognised the achievements of brilliant Australian small and medium businesses across five awards categories – Startup, Micro, Small, Medium and Regional. Obviously there are some great opportunities...

Disrupting the Disruptors – Follow Me on Meerkat

I feel it. I’m sure you feel it too. Launch fatigue. It is what happens when you can’t bring yourself to click a link or open yet another email announcement about the app or website that is going to change your life. After all, our lives are pretty much the same as they were last year, right? AND the year before. And the year before that. Actually, I can’t...

Mean Tweets–The Greens’ Sarah Hanson-Young Tweets Back

Public figures attract a lot of bile on social media. But there is a special kind of hatred that seems to be reserved for politicians – especially female politicians. The very public campaigning against Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will certainly be remembered for the dog whistling and sexism that passed for public debate. It marked a...

The First Rule of the Consumerverse

Let’s face it, big numbers are sexy. The bigger they are, the more business leaders, marketers and yes, even economists, become excited. So any report on social media that delves into those massive network numbers is bound to cause a flurry of activity. But the big numbers are not what should be interesting us in the latest Global Web Index report on social...