Tag Archives: Australia

5 Government Innovation Initiatives You Should Know About

Open the Door to Disruption December 2015 ushered in a national Ideas Boom – a call to action for Australians to embrace a national identity that positions us as innovators, thought leaders and creative disruptors. The ambitious vision for a new Australia is a signature Turnbull initiative. We discussed what’s in Turnbull’s 1.1 billion package for big business last year. While details ...

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How Failure Leads to Disruptive Success

Our problem is one faced by everyone from lone entrepreneurs to global corporations. Things go wrong, perfected plans fall apart and momentum grinds to a halt. We were not alone. But everywhere we looked, phenomenally successful businessmen were telling us to embrace failure, to learn from it and benefit from its edifying nature. It was just when you were broke and had to admit to the failure, it seemed a lot easier said than done.

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5 Key Takeaways from the Chief Innovation Officer Summit Sydney

The recent Chief Innovation Officer Summit in Sydney assembled Australia’s leading voices under one roof for a two-day master class on how to innovate. Delegates from a spectrum as diverse as healthcare, media and finance shared how they’re bringing innovation into the Australian enterprise at a time of unprecedented change when even formerly safe industries are under tension.

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Father of the Internet Knows Best

Imagine having the opportunity to ask Johannes Gutenberg about his thoughts on how his printing press would change the industry - let alone his opinion on how his press would change the world. Well, essentially, that’s the chance that I’ve had this morning, when I was given the opportunity to speak to Google's VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Vinton ‘Vint’ Cerf, known around the world as one of the ‘fathers of the internet’.

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Risk Averse or … ?

Take a look at this graph from The Economist.The thing that confuses me is that I often hear from managers and others here in Australia that the reason that their organization isn’t very innovative is that they are risk averse. But if you look at that graph, Australians clearly aren’t risk averse at all.

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