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  • How businesses and consumers can lead the way in reducing waste

    How businesses and consumers can lead the way in reducing waste

    30 April, 2019

       With so many major environmental issues resulting from pollution, it’s easy to feel that one person’s actions won’t make a difference. Supermarkets still use excess packing on fruits and vegetables. Governments struggle to find a way to make clean energy the norm. Countries like China have now stopped accepting our mountains of rubbish. […]

  • Why we struggle with personal choice — and what to do about it

    Why we struggle with personal choice — and what to do about it

    02 April, 2019

      Change is a constant part of our lives, so why do many of us fear it so much? Part of the reason is that our brains don’t like uncertainty as it alerts us that there are possible dangers ahead. To help us deal with that, we take the facts presented to us and interpret […]

  • Why we need to think a little less each day

    Why we need to think a little less each day

    17 December, 2018

      Distraction can be deadly, but attention is a resource, and a person only has so much of it.” – Suzanne Boccalatte   Suzanne Boccalatte is a designer, artist, educator, writer and professor. In her presentation Press pause to play: Learning to focus in times of distraction, part of Florence Guild’s speaker series, ’The Art […]

  • The Coder vs The Predictor: How The Brain Drives Focus

    The Coder vs The Predictor: How The Brain Drives Focus

    16 December, 2018

      “Just when you think you know something, you have to look at in another way. Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try.” – Robin Williams’ character, John Keating — From the film ‘Dead Poets Society’   In the movie Dead Poets Society, English teacher John Keating asks his students to […]

  • What is a brand and how can you destroy one?

    What is a brand and how can you destroy one?

    23 November, 2018

       “How and why you make promises is really important. Too many organisations make promises and work out how to keep them later” – Michel Hogan   In the last few months, we’ve been hearing the term ‘brand’ thrown around a lot in Australia’s political scene. Most of it relates to the Federal Liberal […]

  • How innovative brands can integrate with urban communities

    How innovative brands can integrate with urban communities

    31 October, 2018

      We all know that non-profits of all shapes and sizes exist because they want to fill a specific need in the community. We accept this without question. However, we are often very cynical of for-profits trying to do the same thing as we suspect them of having an ulterior profit-driven motive. We might feel […]

  • Why knowing less will help us learn more

    Why knowing less will help us learn more

    03 October, 2018

      “Mystery is an enticement and an invitation to learning” – Dr Tim Rayner   When we believe we know everything, we no longer feel the need to keep learning. Why should we? We’ve got it all covered, right? But, here’s the thing. While we might be experts in our fields for now, this self-assurance […]

  • Disruptive Customer Insights That Drive Competitive Advantage

    Disruptive Customer Insights That Drive Competitive Advantage

    27 September, 2018

     As commoditisation inevitably hits industries, organisations struggle deeply with differentiation and financial growth. Opportunities for competitive advantage are often missed because of misalignment between decision-makers and what customers actually value. We’ll discuss how “disruptive customer insights” can be applied to drive growth through differentiated strategy, innovation, enhanced customer experience and ultimately deliver financial results. […]

  • Our Blockchain Based Future

    Our Blockchain Based Future

    27 September, 2018

    Go on, admit it… You’ve heard people talking about blockchain technology and you’ve smiled and nodded your head while having no idea what they’re talking about. I’ll let you in on a secret – you’re not alone. Even if you’ve looked up ‘blockchain’ on Google, the chances are the explanations have left you none the […]

  • Why we need physical bases in a digital world

    Why we need physical bases in a digital world

    07 August, 2018

    We are about to truly become citizens of the 4th industrial revolution. With a world of IOT, AI, Robotics, Big Data, Analytics Cloud (not of the cumulus variety) VR, AR – what is the role of the place in the innovation future focused conversation? Does place and proximity really matter? Jacyl Shaw will draw from […]

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