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Lessons from Israel the “Start-Up Nation”

Anne Wickham, 6 July 2016

I’ve been concerned for a while now that words like ‘innovation' and ‘entrepreneurship’ are being thrown around with reckless abandon in Australia, yet the serious work required to create something truly valuable seems rarely understood. Last month, I travelled to Israel as part of an Innovation Mission organised by the Trans-Tasman Business...

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What’s your strategy for competing in the attention economy?

Ben Hornbrook, 30 June 2016

In  the ‘attention economy’ the communication challenge facing organisations is not just competition, but hyper-competition. With so many forces competing for people’s attention (combined with our personal battle to focus on one task at a time), being strategic and purposeful in how you communicate is more important than ever.

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Five ways start-ups scare away investors

Anne Wickham, 17 May 2016

There seems to be an obsession with ‘entrepreneurship’, ‘innovation’ and ‘disruption’ right now. I’m concerned this is fueling a myth that anyone can make millions if they pursue their Big Idea and that start-ups have a monopoly on creativity.

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Are we listening?

Ben Hornbrook, 4 February 2016

There is growing evidence that listening is increasingly becoming a key driver of organisational success because it’s critical to being ‘agile’ – that is, having the ability to sense, decide, and act quickly.

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Visually speaking

Ben Hornbrook, 1 October 2013

During the recent Federal Election Wendy Bacon from the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism wrote about how images are now “weapons in a communication war”. Referring to the imagery used in the asylum seeker debate, Bacon outlined the primacy of imagery over text in eliciting an emotional response, and highlighted the growing importance of visual communication in influencing opinion.

While this op-ed was very much focussed on news photography, it got me thinking about how the way we …

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