Future of Work

Facebook Steps in to Train Journalists

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

Software companies have built and scaled their businesses by creating and nurturing developer ecosystems for decades. They start with a few, dedicated and passionate evangelists...

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Innovation

When it Comes to Startups, Storytelling Make the Difference

Posted by on Nov 26, 2018

When we build innovation teams, we always ask for skill diversity – we want hackers, hipsters, hustlers AND humanitarians all working together. It’s a magical...

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Big Data

Putting the You in YouTube

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017

We all know that YouTube has become an internet powerhouse. It’s the one place that we spend more time on than Facebook, and it’s the world’s second largest...

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Activism

Be Curious and Have a Point of View

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017

In this always-connected, digital world, I often see and hear things that I agree with. Or disagree with. Some of this is deep content – articles or videos that take time to...

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Recent Posts

When it Comes to Startups, Storytelling Make the Difference

When it Comes to Startups, Storytelling Make the Difference

Nov 26, 2018

When we build innovation teams, we always ask for skill diversity – we want hackers, hipsters, hustlers AND humanitarians all working together. It’s a magical combination of skills, perspectives and interests. Often, however, we struggle to find enough marketers and sales people to contribute.  Interestingly, it’s also something we often find...

Hacking Liveability in a Smart City

Hacking Liveability in a Smart City

Nov 21, 2018

When it comes to city life, there are many dimensions to “liveability”. We can look at infrastructure and its impacts – like how long it takes for citizens to commute from home to their workplace. We can look at life expectancy. Or use of communal space.  We can think about the future and how we’d like to provide alternatives to those...

The Marketing Therapist

The Marketing Therapist

Nov 7, 2018

It’s interesting when I think back on it. Years before I became an all-in marketer I worked in publishing. I honed my craft (and it felt very much like a craft), learned about as many aspects of the industry as possible and revelled in the thought that I was part of a profession that reached back centuries. Of course, one of the things that I did was to...

Why Design Matters

Why Design Matters

Jul 30, 2018

I have always loved colour and type. Even when I worked as an editor – where my focus was words – I was particularly interested in the way that design, typography, words and imagery could combine to create an amazing emotional and intellectual response. Some of my interest here was intuitive, and some was studied. I worked to understand layout. I...

Join Us for #CoffeeMornings in #Singapore this Friday

Join Us for #CoffeeMornings in #Singapore this Friday

May 13, 2018

Update: it seems the very first #coffeemornings in #singapore has outgrown itself. We’ll now be at Pickleville, 140 Robinson Road – Level 4. For over 10 years now, we have been hosting a meeting of various strategy, digital, social media, innovation and tech types each Friday morning in Sydney’s Surry Hills. We have seen the rise and...

Surprise and Delight: Sometimes Advertising Wins

I have to admit that most advertising bores me. It’s like watching a brochure being made. You know the point that is being made, understand the style and brand consistency, and wait for the call to action. Now I also know how difficult it is to take a brief, design creative work to deliver against that brief and get the client to approve it (or more...

Putting the Tech into SexTech

“The condom was probably invented by a middle-aged man sitting in a well lit room.” From pinpoint accurate insights, hackathons can deliver amazing products. And this was never more evident than in the recent SexTech Hackathon held in Sydney by FutureOfSex.org. Now, the “future of sex” is likely to raise an eyebrow or two, but we know that the sex industry...

Kindness is the new Transformation

I have always believed that trust is essential to create lasting change. No matter whether you are changing a business process, convincing a customer that your solution is the most useful, or introducing new technology to a large user base, trust is essential. The same applies to those who work in social justice, government and politics. It’s essential to...